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PG-13| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig chronicles the life of a manic-depressive musician and artist, using a blend of home movies, Johnston's own audiotapes, vintage performances and current footage. Johnston has recorded more than 10 full-length albums and amassed a prolific portfolio of sketches, and has among his supporters Matt Groening, David Bowie, Sonic Youth, Beck, and Tom Waits.

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Director: Jeff Feuerzeig

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

Release Date: March 31st, 2006|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    No wonder Kurt Cobain was a fan. But it's the way Feuerzeig walks with him on the line between creativity and madness that digs this haunting and hypnotic film into your memory. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A one-of-a-kind cinematic experience. This musician may not be a genius along the lines of Brain Wilson, as Feuerzeig claims, but Johnston has a knack for revealing innermost thoughts in an offhand way that is eerie and uncanny. show more

  • 88
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    There are frightening moments, as when he attacks an elderly woman he thinks is possessed by devils. And revelatory, heartbreaking ones, which can make you think that maybe he is a genius, after all. show more

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