manic depression

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Wednesday, April 19, 2006- 7:30pm
USA 2005. Director:
Jeff Feuerzeig.
Post-screening discussion between
Dr. Harry Karlinsky

Co-sponsored by CiTR 101.9FM, Discorder, and
Big Smash! Music film Festival

The Devil and Daniel JohnstonDavid Bowie, Tom Waits, Sonic Youth, Beck, Matt Goening,
the late Kurt Cobain and an ever-growing cult audience are just some
of the fans of Daniel Johnton. An exemplar of brilliance
and madness going hand in hand, Johnston is an indie-rock cult figure
and cartoonist who has had a life marked by wild fluctuations, numerous
downward spirals, and periodic respites from his severe mental illness
(he’s been diagnosed with manic depression).