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Synopsis

Johnny Cash – American Rebel is a celebration of the larger-than-life Johnny Cash from the unique perspective of the Man in Black’s greatest songs. Each song brings to life a chapter in the story of America from the 1950s to modern day, as we tour the life of music and artistic expression of one of music’s most storied talents. Through his music, Cash was ahead of his time in fighting against war, injustice, racism and prejudice. Johnny Cash – American Rebel will deliver the passion, musicality and messages of Johnny Cash’s most iconic songs, recorded over four decades from his first #1 hit I Walk the Line in 1957, to 2002’s Hurt, considered his farewell masterpiece and one of the most acclaimed music videos of all time. Johnny Cash lived life on the edge, battled drug addiction, challenged accepted conventions, fought for the downtrodden, and carved out an unprecedented career in which he always marched to his own drummer. His legacy remains an inspiration to untold numbers of musicians and artists around the world, who are inspired by the independence of spirit that was the throughline of Johnny Cash’s life, and which will be the thematic underpinning of the film. Combining cinematically filmed original interviews with Johnny Cash’s family, friends, and a broad array of international superstars from the music and entertainment industries, along with a soundtrack of Cash’s most famous songs, archival concert footage, classic photographs, family snapshots and personal artifacts from the Cash family, Johnny Cash – American Rebel is an epic tribute to this gifted artist, fighter of causes, and legendary entertainer