• Film ID:
  • 13672
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=110 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON (2005)
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An artful documentary about the life of Daniel Johnson, singer/songwriter, artist, cartoonist and general artistic genius, but a man sadly afflicted with a severe mental illness that makes him totally self-delusional and an occasional danger to both himself and others. Daniel, raised in a Christian fundamentalist family in deepest West Virginia, amongst many of his fantasies, sees Devils everywhere, and with his overblown self-importance, not helped by his legions of admirers, vying with his low self-esteem, he nevertheless remains one of the most creative artists of the late 20th Century. Here also is a man who has filmed and recorded himself since childhood, a boon for documentary maker Jeff Feuerzeig. Awesome.
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