My Father and the Man in Black
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Film Title:

My Father and the Man in Black

Screening:

    Wednesday 3 October 18:00
    Friday 5 October 16:00

Runtime:

89 mins

Director: Jonathan Holiff Country: Canada
Writer: Jonathan Holiff Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: Rene Ohashi, ASC, CSC Print Source: Jonathan Holiff
Producer: Jonathan Holiff
Cast: Johnny Cash (archival), Saul Holiff (archival), Jonathan Holiff

International Premiere

Although his story was omitted from Walk the Line – the Hollywood retelling of Johnny Cash's mid-career strife and redemption – agent and manager Saul Holiff played a crucial role in Cash's career throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s. Thirty years later, using voiceover
narration, archive footage, audio diaries and heavily stylised recreations, former Hollywood publicist Jonathan Holiff unravels the personal and professional mysteries of a cold, seemingly unloving father.

More than just another Cash documentary, this antidote to the neat, glossy 'hardship' of Walk the Line, provides a warts and all account of Johnny's troubles, as seen from Saul's perspective. As well as emphasising the importance of Saul in Johnny's career, we are afforded a glimpse into his own troubled private life, his battle with drink and drugs and the dysfunctional relationship with his two sons which provides the narrative impulse for this journey of discovery.

Saul's own audio recordings – including deeply personal diaries and telephone conversations with Cash – drive much of the narrative, and by mining his father’s personal archive, Jonathan realises that the cold, mean-spirited father he knew was a far more complicated beast. This search finds its feet in the revelatory conclusion, bringing a fitting end to a fascinating documentary which provides a new perspective on the well-worn legend of the Man in Black and one his most loyal followers.

Stephen Morgan

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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:


“A painfully honest twin portrait of manager and artist.”
                                   Philip Brown, Toronto Star

“The love child of 'The Thin Blue Line' and 'My Winnipeg,' except it’s
all true and told in Saul’s own words.”
                                   Trista Devries, Toronto Film Scene

“A previously unseen view of Johnny Cash--and the results are simply
spellbinding.”
                                   Asif Hameed, Cadence Canada

"Much like this year’s also brilliant 'Marley,' this one should be a
staple of the festival circuit."
                                 Kirk Haviland, Entertainment Maven

HE SAID, HE SAID
[What Johnny and Saul said about each other--and to each other!]
www.imdb.com

TV INTERVIEWS:
http://johnny-and-saul.com/Press/Press.html

FILM REVIEWS:
http://johnny-and-saul.com/Reviews/Reviews.html

DELETED SCENES:
http://www.youtube.com

MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK
Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul.

An intense personal adventure with universal themes that just happens
to feature one of 20th-century music's greatest icons, 'My Father and
The Man In Black' tells the inside story of 'bad boy' Johnny Cash, his
talented but troubled manager, Saul Holiff, and a son searching for
his father in the shadow of a legend.

Tickets Weekdays Before 5:00 - £5.00
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Practical Information

All screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
SW1Y 4LR
London
www.appollocinemas.com

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