The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash is a biographical documentary—the first to be sanctioned by the Cash estate—that takes a hard look at the legendary country musician whose 1968 album recorded at Folsom Prison was but one highlight in a career studded with successes. Directed by Thom Zinny, the film features copious archival footage and commentary by relevant industry professionals. The intense vein of spirituality and religious conviction that runs through Cash’s work is examined, as well as his rocky yet loving marriage to June Carter Cash, and his relationship with his children. His son, John Carter Cash, serves as a producer on the film. After a limited theater run, You Tube will premiere the film on Nov. 11.
Laemmle Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Fri., Oct. 25, various showtimes; $9-$12. (310) 478-3836, laemmle.com.
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