The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Vocal Music  |   Release Date - Mar 31, 2006 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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A decade after wowing critics with his debut feature Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King, director Jeff Feuerzeig finally delivered his sophomore effort -- a documentary about the life and music of singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston. Using archived film clips and recordings with newly shot footage and interviews, the film paints a detailed and honest picture of the tortured genius. The Devil and Daniel Johnston premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

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archival-footage, career-retrospective, indie-rock, mental-illness, rock-music, singer/songwriter