Hanway Films

The Devil and Daniel Johnston


The Devil and Daniel Johnson

HanWay Collection


Jeff Feuerzeig

Daniel Johnson

Arguably one of the world's finest musicians, according to the likes of Kurt Cobain and Beck, Daniel Johnston is a man whose life has been defined not only by his musical talent but by his struggle with mental illness.

This is a riveting portrait sketched by those who know him best, from his first acid trip at a Butthole Surfers concert to his foray into the art world, with appearances by cult bands such as Sonic Youth, Jad Fair and Half Japanese.

WINNER: Best Director (Documentary) at Sundance. NOMINEE: Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

USA | English | 2005 | 110 min | HD