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Joan Didion documentary Kickstarter gets fully funded in one day

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Despite only launching Wednesday morning, the Kickstarter for a documentary about writer Joan Didion (set to be co-directed by Griffin Dunne, her nephew) has already been fully funded. 

At time of writing, the documentary has raised close to $100,000, surpassing its $80,000 goal Thursday morning, Kickstarter confirmed. On the page, the documentary’s team explained that they decided to use Kickstarter “to reach as many people as possible.” They wrote: “No gift is too small. When you donate, you are proving that there is a huge, hungry audience for a documentary about Joan.” The Kickstarter’s rewards include a digital download of the film for at least $15, and, for $2,500 a pair of Didion’s “personal” sunglasses. (Those, the Kickstarter now reveals, are “all gone.”)

Vogue premiered a preview of the documentary, titled We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order to Live, on Wednesday. The documentary’s team revealed on Kickstarter that they’ve already shot 60 hours of footage, mostly of Didion herself. The next step is filming interviews with luminaries including Patti Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Cameron Crowe, and Annie Leibovitz.