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My Father and the Man in Black
Jonathan Holiff

My Father and the Man in Black

My Father and the Man in Black is a 2012 Canadian documentary film directed and produced by Jonathan Holiff about the stormy relationship between country music star Johnny Cash and the filmmaker's father, Saul Holiff, Cash's personal manager.


  • Despite the clunky mix of narrative formats, “My Father and the Man in Black” makes for an illuminating alternate history of sorts to the Hollywoodized version of Cash’s ascendancy in “Walk the Line.

    Los Angeles Times
  • For Cash devotees who want a hitherto-hidden perspective on their man ... this is invaluable viewing.

    The Guardian
Genre: Biography, Documentary, Musical
Run Time: 87 min
Year of Production: 2012
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Holiff
  • Saul Holiff (A Gunfight)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
  • Johnny Cash ()
  • Bob Dylan ()