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      The Devil and Daniel Johnston (PG-13)

      Now playing | 1 hr, 50 min.

      Critic Review: ★★★ 3/4 stars

      Genre: Documentary

      Filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig chronicles the life of a manic-depressive musician and artist, using a blend of home movies, John... (read more)

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      • The Devil and Daniel Johnston

        Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune

        After his first tab of acid, dosed backstage at a 1986 Butthole Surfers show in New York, the scrawny, scruffy and wide-eyed singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston smacked his manager with a pipe, putting him in the hospital; ran away to New Jersey; sent members of Sonic Youth on a wild goose chase after him; spent 24 hours in Bellevue; was released mistakenly due to a clerical error; and opened at CBGB that night. "In terms of creating a legend," says ex-girlfriend Kathy McCarty in Jeff... (Read more)

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