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The Devil and Daniel JohnstonDaniel Johnston, a self-described ''manic-depressive with grand illusions,'' has won an unlikely cult following: Wilco and Pearl Jam have covered his...The Devil and Daniel JohnstonDocumentaryPT110MPG-13Daniel Johnston, a self-described ''manic-depressive with grand illusions,'' has won an unlikely cult following: Wilco and Pearl Jam have covered his...2006-09-26Sony Pictures Classics
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The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Genre: Documentary; Director: Jeff Feuerzeig; Author: Jeff Feuerzeig; Release Date Limited: 03/31/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 110; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Daniel Johnston, a self-described ”manic-depressive with grand illusions,” has won an unlikely cult following: Wilco and Pearl Jam have covered his hauntingly melodic songs; galleries worldwide show his drawings. The fascinating doc The Devil and Daniel Johnston tracks Johnston from his very Christian upbringing to music gigs in mid-’80s Austin to mental hospitals and beyond, exploring the delicate line between creativity and insanity.

EXTRAS Johnston’s boyhood Super-8 films; a poignant ‘05 reunion with his muse, an unrequited love from college.

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