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My Father and the Man in Black


Release Date: September 6, 2013 (NY, LA)
Studio: New Chapter Productions
Director: Jonathan Holiff
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Not Available
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not Available
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Plot Summary: Directed by Jonathan Holiff, "My Father and the Man in Black" explores the relationship between Johnny Cash and his longtime manager Saul Holiff, utilizing a trove of previously unreleased letters and audio recordings of conversations between Johnny and Saul.

Following his father's suicide, director Jonathan Holiff discovers hundreds of letters and audio diaries, including 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 are revelatory, for the filmmaker and for us: a behind-the-scenes look at the business of music, the pitfalls of success and the tensions of a friendship that would
eventually dissolve.

Mixing found footage, creative re-enactments and poignant voice-over narration, the documentary tells a riveting story with creative means as well as an act of catharsis for its
maker.


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