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
CinematographyFortunato Procopio
Edited byTyler Hubby
Music byDaniel Johnston
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics
Release dates
  • January 2005 (2005-01) (Sundance)
  • March 31, 2006 (2006-03-31) (United States)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$453,337[1]

The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a 2005 documentary film about 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.[2]


Critical reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 89% based on 110 reviews.[3] On Metacritic the film has a score of 77 out of 100, based on reviews from 33 critics.[4]


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.[5]


  1. ^ "The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006) - Financial Information". The Numbers.
  2. ^ "Production Notes" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2010-03-09.. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
  3. ^ The Devil and Daniel Johnston at Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  4. ^ "The Devil and Daniel Johnston". Metacritic.
  5. ^ "The Devil and Daniel Johnston". TiVo Corporation. Retrieved September 5, 2017.

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