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My Darling Vivian

Documentary about Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash’s first wife and the mother of his four daughters; a woman forced to live in Cash’s shadow.

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In 1951, schoolgirl Vivian Liberto meets Air Force cadet Johnny Cash in San Antonio. A three-year-long correspondence ensues while Johnny is stationed in Germany. Thousands of letters later, they marry upon his return in 1954, and within a year, both a career and family blossom. By 1961, Johnny Cash is a household name and perpetually on tour, while Vivian settles into their home in California with their four young daughters. Plagued by all-hours visits from fans and a growing resentment toward Johnny’s absence, Vivian hits a breaking point when she’s targeted by hate groups over her perceived race. Hear the entire story of love, isolation, fear, heartbreak, and survival. (source: sxsw.com)

Matt Ridlehoover, USA, 2020, 90 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.
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