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5/25/06: The Devil and Daniel Johnston


By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Not everybody gets Daniel Johnston's art or his music. Some see him as a kind of savant genius, creating frail, melodic songs stripped of self-awareness or irony. Today on RadioWest, we're profiling the acclaimed documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. It traces the path of Johnston's life and explores the nature of his brilliance, which is both fueled and constrained by debilitating mental illness. The film's producer Henry Rosenthal joins us to tell the sad and strange story.

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