Devil & Daniel Johnston, The

A FILM BY Jeff Feuerzeig

Devil leads us into that dark, uncharted valley where evil, genius, divine inspiration, insanity -- and other unfathomable mysteries -- commingle.
-Desson Thomson,Washington Post
Everything a good documentary should be.
-Elizabeth Weitzman,New York Daily News
The Devil and Daniel Johnston is undoubtedly the best movie anyone could have made about this unwitting practitioner of 'outsider' art.
-Kirk Honeycutt,Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis

"The Devil and Daniel Johnston" is a stunning portrait of a musical and artistic genius who nearly slipped away. Director Jeff Feuerzeig exquisitely depicts a perfect example of brilliance and madness going hand in hand with subject Daniel Johnston. As an artist suffering from manic depression with delusions of grandeur, Daniel Johnston’s wild fluctuations, numerous downward spirals and periodic respites are exposed in this deeply moving documentary.

Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 109 min.
Year: 2005

CREDITS

CAST
Daniel Johnston
DIRECTED BY
Jeff Feuerzeig