Dallas VideoFest 27: My Father and the Man in Black
Dallas VideoFest will present My Father and the Man in Black, a non-fiction Walk The Line. 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.
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. These artifacts tell the story about how manager and singer collaborated to create a superstar, while each struggled with personal demons.
A fascinating behind-the-scenes view of the complex relationship between the notorious singer and his exasperated manager, it is also a universal story about fathers and sons. Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul.