Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold plays for an adult audience as it examines the life of Joan Didion. The documentary introduces and establishes interviews with superb technique. The camera work is some of the best in the business. The viewer can walk away from the film with appreciation for Didion’s ability to make sense from cultural diversity, see beyond the normal scope of viewing, and be true to her life's purpose as she sees it.


Griffin Dunne explores Joan Didion’s life and life style.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Griffin Dunne for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Ben Cotner, Lisa Nishimura, and Jason Spingarn-Koff for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (Hilton Als), Himself (Tom Brokaw), Himself (Dick Cheney), Himself (Jim Didion), Herself (Joan Didion), Himself (Griffin Dunne), Himself (John Gregory Dunne), Herself (Quintana Roo Dunne), Himself (Tony Dunne), Himself (Harrison Ford), Himself (David Hare), Herself (Catherine Hearst), and Herself (Patricia Hearst).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Thank you to Director Griffin Dunne for allowing a peek into the world of Joan Didion. The documentary is refreshing due to the liberal use of personal interviews with Joan Didion.

Ben Meyers

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