My Father and the Man in Black
“My Father and the Man In Black” is the only inside look at 'bad boy' Johnny Cash, as seen through the eyes of his longtime manager, Saul Holiff, the man who put Johnny together with June.
The newly discovered artifacts tell the story about how manager and singer collaborated to create a superstar, while each struggled with personal demons. A fascinating look at the nature of show business and the collateral damage wrought by fame, it is also a universal story about fathers and sons.
Following his father's suicide, director Jonathan Holiff discovers hundreds of letters and audio diaries, including recorded phone calls with Johnny Cash during his pill-fueled 1960s, triumphs at Folsom and San Quentin, marriage to June Carter, and his conversion in the early 1970s to born-again Christian. But this film goes beyond mere fan culture to explore a variety of themes that underpin human masculinity.
Don't miss the award-winning movie The Guardian calls "A non-fiction 'Walk the Line'" and The Village Voice calls "Extraordinary!"