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My Father And The Man In Black

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Johnny Cash's untold story

Writer/director Jonathan Holiff's father Saul was Johnny Cash’s personal manager.

Following Saul’s suicide in 2005, Holiff Jr discovered a treasure trove of archival material at the family home – including audio diaries, taped phone calls and private letters – which forms the core of this memoir. 

Like Sarah Polley’s superior Stories We Tell, this blurs the boundaries between fiction and ‘reality’, not least through staged reenactments. 

The presentation could be punchier, but it’s impossible not to be moved by the personal stories therein.

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