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"fresh insights into the
Man in Black's life"

- Rolling Stone

"a knack for weaving
the music with
the narrative"

- New York Times

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. Over four decades, the film reveals Cash's passion, musicality and messages against war, injustice, racism and prejudice. 


Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Merle Haggard, Eric Church, Clive Davis, John Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Rodney Crowell, John Carter Cash, Roseanne Carter and Rick Rubin 

Directed by:  

Edited by: 

Produced by: 


Jordan Tappis 

Tanya Maryniak




  • Winner Best Documentary Program, Leo Awards

  • Winner Best Musical Score in a Documentary, Leo Awards

  • Nominee Best Editing in a Documentary Program, Leo Awards

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