DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON

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THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON

Jeff Feuerzeig
USA, 2005
Documentaries, 109min, OF

THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON

Jeff Feuerzeig
USA, 2005
Documentaries, 109min, OF

Cast: 
Animation
Martha Colburn
Screenplay: 
Jeff Feuerzeig
Sound: 
Wayne Bell
Ethan Andrus
Adam Joseph
Jeff Feuerzeig
Dennis Towns
Camera: 
Fortunato Procopio
Editor: 
Tyler Hubby
Composer: 
Daniel Johnston
Danny and the Nightmares
u.a.

Production: 
Complex Corporation 535 Stevenston St. San Francisco, CA 94103-1606, USA T 415 864 81 23 hsr@complexcorporation.com
World Sales: 
HanWay Films24, Hanway St. W1T 1UH, London, Großbritannien T 207 290 07 50, jls@hanwayfilms.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color and Black/White

The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a stunning portrait of a musical genius who nearly slipped away. Director Jeff Feuerzeig exquisitely depicts a perfect example of brilliance and madness going hand in hand. Because he is an artist suffering from manic depression with delusions of grandeur, Daniel Johnstons life is marked by wild fluctuations, numerous downward spirals, and periodic respites. The film artfully melds current footage, vintage performances, home movies, and dozens of recorded audiotapes from Johnstons life. Testimony from supportive friends and a deeply committed family adds a rich layer to Johnstons personal history, but Daniel Johnstons poetic songs tell their own passionate, haunting, and truly unforgettable story. (Lisa Viola)