Johnny Cash stands among the giants of 20th century American life. But his story remains tangled in mystery and myth. This documentary, created with the full cooperation of the Cash estate and rich in recently discovered archival materials, brings Cash the man out from behind the legend. Taking the remarkable Folsom Prison recording as a central motif and featuring interviews with family and celebrated collaborators, the film explores the artistic victories, the personal tragedies, the struggles with addiction, and the spiritual pursuits that colored Johnny Cash’s life.
Watch the trailer for “The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash” below.
Director: Thom Zimny Producer: Glen Zipper, Sean Stuart, Jillian Apfelbaum, Thom Zimny Executive Producer: Frank Marshall, Ryan Suffern, Jeff Pollack, John Carter Cash, Josh Matas, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Ryan Friedkin, Jasmine Daghighian Screenwriter: Warren Zanes Cinematographer: Nicola Marsh, Charles Libin Editor: Chris Iversen Music: Mike McCready Supervising Sound Editor: Jonathan Greber Re-Recording Mixer: Gary A. Rizzo CAS