The Devil and Daniel Johnston

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The Devil and Daniel Johnston
The Devil and Daniel Johnston.png
A promotional poster for the film
Directed byJeff Feuerzeig
Produced byHenry S. Rosenthal
StarringDaniel Johnston
Music byDaniel Johnston
CinematographyFortunato Procopio
Edited byTyler Hubby
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics (USA)
Tartan Films (UK)
Release date
  • January 2005 (2005-01) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • March 31, 2006 (2006-03-31) (United States)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States

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]


Critical reception[edit]

Review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes calculates a rating of 89 out of 100 for The Devil and Daniel Johnston, based on 102 reviews.[2]


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. A manufacture on demand Blu-ray was released through Sony's Choice Collection on October 19, 2016[3].


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2010-03-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link). Retrieved 2010-03-08.
  2. ^ The Devil and Daniel Johnston at Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  3. ^ "The Devil and Daniel Johnston". TiVo Corporation. Retrieved September 5, 2017.

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