Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music captures the Man in Black fresh on the heels of his Folsom Prison album. He’s performing with his new bride June Carter Cash, singing a heartfelt duet with a gum-chewing Bob Dylan, and hanging out behind the scenes with friends, family, and aspiring young musicians. Part of the series “Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries.”
The documentary is part of Jacob Burns Film Center’s celebration of 25 years of POV. All year we will include some of the show’s most notable films in our programming, along with intimate postscreening conversations.
“Among the depressing clutch of cinéma-vérité documentaries, “Johnny Cash” stands out both because its principal people are performers who belong onstage and because Elfstrom handles his camera with restraint unusual in a field much given to palming off trickery as truth.” (Roger Greenspun, New York Times review).