The Devil and Daniel Johnston

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Release Date: March 31, 2006Running Time: 109 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $332,261.00
Genre: Documentary, Music

Daniel Johnston
Mabel Johnston
Bill Johnston
Kathy McCarty

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Portrait of a manic-depressive genius singer, songwriter and artist, Daniel Johnston. As a reclusive teenager, Johnston began showing signs of unusual artistic ability. He religiously recorded his thoughts and stories onto cassette tapes, directed intuitive Super-8 films starring his siblings, and created expressive comic book-style drawings in the basement of his family's home. In the eyes of his fundamentalist Christian family, however, he simply wasn't contributing to society in a useful or productive way. After running off and joining a carnival, Johnston landed in Austin, Texas, broke and alone. It was there he began to hone his musical career, recording folk songs on a series of homema... Full Summary >>