The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash

The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash

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.

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Thom Zimny


Director: Thom Zimny
Executive Producer: Frank Marshall, Ryan Suffern, Jeff Pollack, John Carter Cash, Josh Matas, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Ryan Friedkin, Jasmine Daghighian
Producer: Glen Zipper, Sean Stuart, Jillian Apfelbaum, Thom Zimny
Screenwriter: Warren Zanes
Cinematographer: Nicola Marsh, Charles Libin
Editor: Chris Iversen
Music: Mike McCready


Public Film Contact
JT McGrath
Publicity Contact
Kayla Keller
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Music
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 94:00 mins