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The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Release Date: March 31st, 2006

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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Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Whatever one's opinion of Johnston's art, this is documentary filmmaking at its finest. show more

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