(via The Cut, NYMag)
“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.”
I’m not sure Joan Didion has the weight for the young that she did for those of us growing up feminist in the 1970s, but I suspect I wasn’t the only woman here who copied out chunks of her essays to post over our desks in college. The Kickstarter is oversubscribed, but I kicked in $15 to get a digital copy of the finished film, if only to add one more name to the list of those letting Ms. Didion know how much she meant to us.
More detail from NYMag‘s Vulture blog:
…[T]he doc will alternate old photos of Didion with snippets of her reading selected passages (illustrated with gauzy stock footage), interspersed with newsreel-style coverage of the political upheavals she covered and talking heads like Patti Smith, Liam Neeson, Jann Wenner, Anna Wintour, Graydon Carter, and the camera-shy Times critic Michiko Kakutani. Those names (and the fabulous yellow Corvette Stingray in the freeze-frame) promise to give us a sense of the glamorous swirl in which Didion and John Gregory Dunne led their lives — role models of high living, hard work, and lasting marriage who made it look easy and fun…