My Father And The Man In Black Review

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Using the recordings of his old manager Saul Holiff, director Jonathan Holiff's documentary digs into the Johnny Cash legend to discover what made the great man tick.


After music manager Saul Holiff committed suicide, estranged son Jonathan found an audio diary in the memorabilia accumulated while keeping Johnny Cash walking the line. The reconstructions of key incidents are clunky, but the showbiz and domestic sagas are compelling.

Slightly jerry-built reconstructions detract from an intriguing film with a unique angle on the country legend.