2006" Timed with movie release
April 21, 2006 - Wilmington, DE
Local artist, writer, and musician Henry
Long announces an art exhibit and film forum in Wilmington to coincide with
the release of the film documentary "The Devil And Daniel Johnston."
The feature-length (109 minutes) movie by
director Jeff Feuerzeig and producer Henry Rosenthal documents the life and
career of indie singer, songwriter, artist Daniel Johnston.
The film appeared at the 2005 Sun Sundance
film festival and was licensed for release in North America by Sony Pictures
Classic, and began appearing in theaters March 31st. It begins showing
in Wilmington at Theatre N on May 19.
|"The Devil and Daniel
Johnston" movie times at Theatre N, Wilmington, Delaware
Friday May 19th at 2pm &
Saturday May 20 at 2pm, 5pm & 8pm.
Sunday May 21st at 2pm & 5pm.
Embellished by Mr Johnston's own crudely
performed yet ingenious music, the movie draws upon astounding home video,
cassette tape recordings, and interviews to re-create the tumultuous life of
the talented but chronically mentally ill young Daniel Johnston.
Now 45 years old, Daniel finally moved into his own home just a few months
ago, after spending most of his life (when not institutionalized) living at
home with his aging parents who are now 84 and 85 years old.
Having enjoyed intermittent public
attention, the scope of Daniel's popularity has grown considerably in recent
Henry Long, a long time fan and outspoken
advocate for Daniel Johnston's art and music, undertook a special
celebration of the artist when news of the movie release in Wilmington was
The art exhibit "Henry Long's Daniel
Johnston Collection" will feature the visual art of Daniel Johnston
at Nemours Building (11th and Tatnall Street,
Wilmington, Delaware) during May beginning May 5th from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.
The exhibit will display art collected by Mr Long, and have for sale Mr
Johnston's music CDs and shirts. Daniel Johnston's shirts have
world-wide popularity, as attested by the late Kurt Cobain who was
photographed regularly with the "Hi How Are You" t-shirt by Daniel.
will be featured on the May Art Loop, and is in the
Wilmington Art-On-The-Town Guide.
The second activity planned is a Question
and Answer forum following the 8 pm showing of the movie at Theatre N on May
20th. It will feature an audience participation forum moderated by Mr
Long, the playing of Daniel Johnston's latest album "Welcome To My World"
and the sale of CDs and t-shirts.
For more information, contact Henry long at
You can call Theatre N at 302-571-4699 or
check www.theatren.org for advance