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His drawings and sketches are exhibited and sold worldwide. Beck, Wilco, Sonic Youth and Pearl Jam have recorded his songs. But beneath Daniel Johnston's success as an artist and musician is an incredible story of genius touched by madness: diagnosed as manic-depressive, Johnston has spent the last three decades of his life in-and-out of mental institutions. Told through a compelling combination of interviews, home movies and performance footage, THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON is "a harrowing, hilarious and ultimately moving new documentary film" (Jim Farber, New York Daily News). "****" (Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News)!
When I first listened to "Hi, How Are You?" in an FYE music sampling machine vendor I knew that Daniel Johnston's story would be something like this. But not this bad. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J from NY
Had somehow read about this almost by accident today, had vaguely heard
of Daniel Johnston's music years ago, I'm sure I saw him back in 1985 on IRS
The Cutting Edge on... Read more
If you are thinking about buying this, do it! Daniel is such an entertaining person. I was shocked a few times during the film, and was rolling on the floor with laughter while... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scott A
I love this movie. It's as much of an essay on mental illness as it is a biography of Daniel Johnston's (a brilliant songwriter) life. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kyle J. Von Bose
As much as this video was interesting to watch, I didn't believe the story too much. I mean if I whacked someone over the head three times with a pipe, I probably would have gotten... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael D'orazio
This film is well made and extremely interesting. Glad I made the purchase to learn more about the great Daniel Johnston.Published 6 months ago by Roy E.