The Devil and Daniel Johnston

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The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Devil and daniel johnston.jpg
A promotional poster for the film.
Directed by Jeff Feuerzeig
Produced by Henry S. Rosenthal
Starring Daniel Johnston
Music by Daniel Johnston
Cinematography Fortunato Procopio
Edited by Tyler Hubby
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics (USA)
Tartan Films (UK)
Release dates
  • January 2005 (2005-01) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • March 31, 2006 (2006-03-31) (United States)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a 2005 documentary film about the noted American musician Daniel Johnston. It chronicles Johnston's life from childhood up to the present, with an emphasis on his experiences with bipolar disorder, and how it manifested itself in demonic self-obsession. The film was directed by Jeff Feuerzeig and produced by Henry S. Rosenthal.[1]

Reception[edit]

Critics[edit]

Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a rating of 89 percent, based on 102 reviews, and stated the critical consensus as: "Whether you think this mentally ill cult musician is worthy of being called a 'genius', this document of his life is crafted with sincere respect and is fascinating to watch".[2]

Awards[edit]

The film won the Documentary Directing Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

Home media[edit]

It is available on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which includes a supplemental feature documenting the reunion between Johnston and his long-time obsession and muse, Laurie Allen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]. Retrieved on 2010-03-08.
  2. ^ The Devil and Daniel Johnston at Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 30 May 2010.

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