Johnny Cash: An American Redemption Icon

I enjoyed the documentary ‘Johnny Cash: An American Redemption Icon’ directed and I assume also written by Ben Smallbone.
I enjoyed the inspirational story about Johnny’s fall into amphetamine and alcohol abuse and his rise to prison concerts and his partnership with Billy Graham. Johnny was fearless in honesty and faith.

The proselytizing by the m.c. pastor was too much. I certainly don’t mind a man of the cloth sealing the deal so to speak, but his speeches interrupted and took away the power of the meaningful biography. On the flipside, I really liked hearing from Johnny’s son, John Carter Cash, whose commentary was much more sincere.

Unfortunately, the film wasn’t well attended at CineBistro Siesta Key, though I was heartened to see a family with their young daughter in tow. Certainly our world would be better off if parents took their kids to this rather than “Violent Night’.

By Goldie

Aspiring writer who has retired from the institution of education. I've written plays, three of which have been performed both in Rochester NY and here in Sarasota FL. I also write stand up and obviously, film critique. My comment section does not work, so please email me your comments at

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