Watch the trailer for a new Johnny Cash documentary

Featuring original music by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready.

A trailer for The Gift: The Journey Of Johnny Cash, a forthcoming feature-length documentary about the Man in Black, has been released. Watch it above.

The YouTube Originals production was directed by Thom Zimny, who recently won an Emmy for his work on the Springsteen On Broadway Netflix special, and according to a press release features “recently discovered archival materials and interviews with family and celebrated collaborators”, Billboard reports.

The documentary centres on Cash’s historic concert at Folsom Prison in 1968 and explores his “artistic victories, the personal tragedies, the struggles with addiction, and the spiritual pursuits” that fuelled him, as the press release puts it. Cash’s only son John Carter Cash co-produced the movie, which also features original music composed and performed by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready.

The Gift: The Journey Of Johnny Cash premiered at South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March, and will stream for free on YouTube from 11 November.

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