At the helm of the Didion doc is the South and West writer’s nephew Griffin Dunne. Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold is expected to make its landing at Netflix this fall, October 27, and will feature rare footage of the icon in her most natural, intimate state — from playful moments with her famous gal pal Janis Joplin, with whom the author attended house parties, to private recording sessions with late Doors front man Jim Morrison.
If you can believe it, an exploration on the widely-acclaimed author has yet been made. Until now.
“It is a tremendous honor to have the opportunity to convey the life and work of my aunt, and literary icon, Joan Didion,” said Dunne, who described the five-years long project as “a true labor of love.”
Didion is the long-revered author and literary journalist behind works like Play It as It Lays, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, and The White Album.
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold will see its world premiere at the 55th New York Film Fest.