OIFF 2014 presents My Father and the Man in Black

MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK

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, Canadian-­born Saul Holiff  — the man who put Johnny together with June. Want to see the true stories behind Walk The Line? See the documentary The Guardian calls ‘a fresh angle on the Cash mythology, and a long way from Walk The Line. Following his father’s suicide, director Jonathan Holiff discovers hundreds of letters and telephone recordings 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. These artifacts tell the story about how manager and singer collaborated to create a superstar, while each struggled with personal demons. A fascinating behind­-the­s-cenes look at the business of music, the pitfalls of success, and their impact on family.

The Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF) celebrates its Fifth Anniversary with a showcase of Canadian and international films at the historic Mayfair Theatre.Over the course of four days, OIFF will showcase 25 films, including narrative features, shorts and documentaries.

 

All tickets $10

Feature film highlights include:

Girlhouse
Canadian premiere
Director and producers in attendance | Q&A
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American Descent
Canadian premiere
Director and producers in attendance | Q&A
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My Father and the Man in Black
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The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life
Oscar-winner, Best Documentary Short
Producer in attendance | Q&A
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In the Turn
Special LGBQT film presentation
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Chess Game
Canadian premiere
Director in attendance | Q&A
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The Lost Key
Canadian premiere
Director in attendance | Q&A

PLUS

Short films from across Canada and around the world

Special thanks to our sponsors:

  • The Director’s Guild of Canada
  • Lieutenant’s Pump
  • Wall Sound
  • Beam Inc.
  • Barefoot Wine
  • Menzies Lawyers
  • Precision Transfer
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