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  • Film About Relationship Between Johnny Cash + Manager Saul Holiff to Screen in NYC in October

    Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:06:51

    Film About Relationship Between Johnny Cash + Manager Saul Holiff to Screen in NYC in October - Watch the trailer

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    Now this is an interesting story and is no ordinary rock doc.

    Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul. Saul Holiff put Johnny Cash together with June Carter--but you won't find his story in Walk the Line.

    Direct from its International Premiere in London, comes the story about the man behind The Man In Black--longtime manager Saul Holiff. But this is no ordinary music documentary.

    Six years in the making, this unauthorized look at Cash--driven by audio diaries and telephone calls recorded by Holiff in the sixties and seventies--was written and directed by Jonathan Holiff in response to his father Saul's suicide.

    My Father and The Man In Black presents the untold story of "bad boy" Johnny Cash, his talented but troubled manager, Saul Holiff, and a son searching for clues to his father's suicide in the shadow of a legend.

    For the first time we have eyewitness contemporaneous accounts--in their own voices--about what really happened to Johnny and Saul in the 1960s--a decade the singer admitted he could not remember--as well as the early 1970s when Cash was "born again."

    According to Cash historian, Mark Stiepler, "Holiff took on the role of mentor, alternately cajoling and castigating his charge as they careened through the 1960s. Holiff became Cash's protector and tormentor, father and brother. Their disputes were frequent; their victories pulled from the jaws of defeat."

    Saul Holiff handled the bookings and the no-shows, the divorce and the marriage, the arrests and the trials. He was there for the absolute worst of times. Holiff was also there for the best of times. But in 1973, at the zenith of Cash's career, Holiff quit. And until now, no one knew why.

    Who was Saul Holiff? That's the question Jonathan--who also narrates the film--sets out to answer. Father and son were estranged for 20 years when Holiff committed suicide in 2005--without leaving a note.

    Screening info:

    Sunday, October 7, 2012
    GOTHAM SCREEN 2012
    @ The Quad Cinema
    34 West 13th Street,
    New York, New York 10011
    (212) 255-2243

    Upcoming Festivals:
    Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada): October 2, 9, & 11, 2012
    Raindance Film Festival (UK): October 3 & 5, 2012
    Radar Hamburg (Germany): October 31, 2012
    CPH DOX (Copenhagen): November 2012
    Cork Film Festival (Ireland): November 2012

    Watch the trailer below:



    Does this sound like a film you want to see?

    —Katie Sheehan
    09.24.12



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