Archive for May 12th, 2009

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

This Thursday, May 14 The Verge Gallery and Studio Project will be screening The Devil and Daniel Johnston for free at 7pm!

In case you’re not familiar with the film, The Devil and Daniel Johnston tells the story of singer, songwriter, musician and artist Daniel Johnston. The award-winning documentary follows Johnston through his promising youth, early fame and battles with mental illness. Johnston’s music has been performed by hundreds of artists including Tom Waits and Sonic Youth, and his art was selected for the 2006 Whitney Biennial and is the subject of a recent monograph from Rizzoli Publishing.

The Verge is delighted to host the film and its director, Jeff Feuerzeig, who will available to answer questions after the screening. Feuerzeig’s film took Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005 as well as Best Documentary at The San Francisco Independent Film Festival the same year.

For questions call The Verge at 916.448.2985