Dunne Is Making Didion Documentary

In “Blue Nights,” Joan Didion wrote: “Memory fades, memory adjusts, memory conforms to what we think we remember.” A forthcoming documentary about the life and words of Didion is hoping to capture some of those elusive memories on film and preserve them for the ages. The film, “We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live,” which takes its title from a Didion quotation, is being made by the author’s nephew, Griffin Dunne, an actor and film-maker who has teamed up with documentarian Susanne Rostock to tell his aunt’s tale. The film’s fundraising page notes, “Storytelling was a way of enduring the potent rawness Joan experienced through life, and through loss. Now we must be the ones to preserve this. To preserve her legacy.”

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