The Awkwardness of Films About Family

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The Awkwardness of Films About Family

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In an arresting scene from the new documentary “Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold,” the writer discusses her grown daughter, Quintana, who suffered a brain injury when she fell at the Los Angeles airport, and died nearly two years later. “I hate to say, I encouraged her to go to Los Angeles because I thought it would be good for her,” Ms. Didion says, then pauses and stares into space with an anguished expression.

“This is where being a family member and a filmmaker is incredibly confusing,” says the documentary’s director,…

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