Documentary, dir. by Griffin Dunne
US, 2017, 94 min.

Literary icon Joan Didion reflects on her remarkable career and personal struggles in this intimate documentary directed by her nephew. Griffin Dunne unearths a treasure trove of archival footage and talks at length to his “Aunt Joan” about the sleek literati scene of New York in the 1950s and early ’60s, her return to her home state of California for two turbulent decades, the writing of her seminal books and film scripts, her view of 1980s and ’90s political personalities, and the meeting of minds that was her long marriage to writer John Gregory Dunne.

Followed by Q&A with director Griffin Dunne, moderated by Rebecca Mead.

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