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Source:  Rolling Stone

Think of Johnny Cash and any number of images will spring to mind, not the least of which is his relationship with his wife of 35 years, June Carter Cash.  While their love story has been elevated to epic status thanks to a number of media portrayals such as 2005 film “Walk the Line,” Cash’s marriage to his first wife Vivian Liberto has been a blind spot.

“My Darling Vivian,” a thoroughly engrossing, often heartbreaking documentary directed by Nashville filmmaker Matt Riddlehoover and produced by Riddlehoover and Dustin Tittle, aims to change that.

The film looks at the promising beginnings and turbulent end of Liberto’s romance and family life with Cash via intimate, never-before-seen footage, photographs, and a wealth of personal letters the two wrote to each other while Cash served in the military.

Featuring the candid memories of the couple’s four daughters — Rosanne Cash, Kathy Cash Tittle, Cindy Cash, and Tara Cash Schwoebel — the film is their love note to the enigmatic woman whom Rosanne says “faded into negative obscurity” after her 13-year marriage to Cash ended in divorce.

“My Darling Vivian” is streaming for free from April 27 to May 6 on Amazon Prime Video as part of the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection.

Read the story at Rolling Stone.


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