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May 6, 2007

J.L. Aronson has written, directed, and produced Danielson: A Family Movie and discusses this and other documentary work of his.

Danielson: A Family Movie follows Daniel Smith, an eccentric musician and visual artist, as he leads his four siblings and best friend Chris to indie-rock stardom, while mentoring a then-unknown Sufjan Stevens along the way.

The film deals with a number of themes, including the challenges of being a sincere Christian in the po-mo underground, balancing individual needs vs. commitment to family, and maintaining artistic integrity while reaching out to a wider audience.