The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Presented by Le Guess Who? & Springhaver
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. Daniel Johnston's 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 Johnston’s life. Testimony from supportive friends and a deeply committed family adds a rich layer to Johnston's personal history, but Daniel Johnston's poetic songs tell their own passionate, haunting, and truly unforgettable story.
Please note that you’ll need a free ticket to enter the film screenings at Springhaver because of limited capacity. You can get your ticket at the box office of Springhaver, during opening hours or at least 30 minutes prior to the screening (until sold out).