You Don't Know the Real Johnny Cash

On the man who carried Cash

In his own polite, Canadian way, Holiff ended our conversation with a hard-won moral.

"There was nothing special about my childhood," he says. "I got to make this movie mostly because there's a star attached. But I tell everyone, if you haven't reconciled with that parent of yours, do it now. Because you won't find a storage locker with 60 hours of audio diaries like I did. If I hadn't found that locker, I'd probably be dead by now. After Saul killed himself and didn't leave a note, I expected that any day a letter would arrive saying he loved me. I never got Saul's love when he was alive. And I sure as hell wasn't going to get it now that he was dead. After Saul's suicide, I was planning my own exit. This movie saved my life."

My Father and the Man in Black premieres at the Quad on October 7. It will also be playing at the Tucson Music and Film Festival on October 13.

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Maxquinn
Maxquinn

@Happyspappy always enjoy your articles, Peter!

bobfinn33
bobfinn33

@Happyspappy Wow! Sounds like a great movie. Can't wait to see it.

Happyspappy
Happyspappy

@Maxquinn Many thanks Max. Best Peter G

 
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