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MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK is the only inside look at ‘bad boy’ Johnny Cash, as seen through the eyes of his former manager, Canadian impresario Saul Holiff, the man who put Johnny together with June Carter, and a son looking for his father in the shadow of a legend through newly discovered audio diaries and telephone calls between Cash and Holiff from the 1960s and 1970s.
Following his father’s suicide, director Jonathan Holiff discovers hundreds of letters and audio diaries, including secretly recorded phone calls with Johnny Cash during his crazed pill-fueled 1960s jags, triumphs at Folsom and San Quentin, wedding to June Carter, and his conversion in the early 1970s to born-again Christian.
These artifacts show a behind-the-scenes view of the complex relationship between an icon of 20th century music and his long-suffering manager. Their collaboration created a superstar while each struggled with personal demons.
Mixing never-before-seen footage, creative re-enactments and poignant voice-over narration, it is also a catharsis for its maker.