The new documentary about the life and work of Joan Didion, "We Tell Stories About Ourselves In Order to Live," set out to raise $80,000 on Kickstarter and hit its goal within a little over 24 hours. The campaign runs until November 21st and has already raised closed to $178,000.
According to the Kickstarter page, the film will trace "the arc of Joan's life through her own writings, and in her own voice." The filmmakers have already shot 60 hours of footage, primarily of Joan. They plan to interview her famous friends, family members and colleagues, including Patti Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Allison Janney, Graydon Carter, Robert Silvers and Bret Easton Ellis.
Indiewire recently spoke to Griffin Dunne, the Academy Award-nominated director, actor and producer -- who also happens to be Didion's nephew. Dunne will co-direct the project with award-winning documentary filmmaker Susanne Rostock ("Sing Your Song").
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