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WATCH: Exclusive Clip from Johnny Cash Documentary 'My Father and the Man in Black'

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood August 27, 2013 at 2:38PM

After his father committed suicide, Jonathan Holiff discovered an incredible secret in a storage locker: recordings of the elder Holiff's audio diary from his days as Johnny Cash's manager from 1960 to 1973. "My Father and the Man in Black" opens on September 6; check out an exclusive clip below.
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Johnny Cash and Saul Holiff in 1962.
Jonathan Holiff Johnny Cash and Saul Holiff in 1962.

After his father committed suicide, Jonathan Holiff discovered an incredible secret in a storage locker: recordings of the elder Holiff's audio diary from his days as Johnny Cash's manager from 1960 to 1973.

In his new film, "My Father and the Man in Black," Holiff combines found footage, re-enactments and his own voice-over narration to craft a story about the father he hadn't spoken to for two decades--and about the often-troubled music legend who turned to religion for solace.

In the clip below, provided exclusively to TOH!, Jonathan listens to his father Saul's diary recording of one remarkable morning in Toronto, when he and others found Cash passed out on the floor of his RV from an overdose. "For all intents and purposes, he was dead," says Saul.  

A few hours later, Cash performed two sold-out shows in Rochester, New York, as if nothing had happened.

"My Father and the Man in Black" opens September 6.

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