Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
Starring: Daniel Johnston
This funny and sad documentary biopic chronicles the tortured life of schizophrenic lo-fi songwriting savant and indie rock legend Johnston. Sure, it mines illness for laughs, but unlike other rock docs that feature plane crashes, Devil has a (more or less) happy ending.
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TDADJ took four years to complete, but it was worth the effort, winning the Director's Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.