Man In Black is on the big screen

The late, great Johnny Cash is showing at Quad in Derby in the multi-award winning film My Father And The Man in Black, a dramatised documentary showing the life of the man behind the iconic Man in Black.

The suicide of Saul Holiff, father of the film’s director Jonathan Holiff, and the manager who steered Johnny Cash to greatness, was the catalyst for his son’s trawl through Saul’s personal archives.

Though his Svengali-like management touch is unquestioned, his paternal skills leave more than a little to be desired.

The father and son had been estranged for 20 years before Saul took his own life without leaving a note.

There then follows a detective story to trace the lock to a set of keys and it is in a storage facility in Toronto we find the treasure trove Cash fans have waited decades to discover.

My Father and the Man In Black offers the first new insight into the life and demons of the country legend since he died a decade ago.

It is showing at the Derby-based arts centre until Thursday, August 8.

Tickets are £7.60 or £6 concessions and can be purchased by calling the box office at Quad on 01332 290606.