“I was truly swept off my feet by what I saw and heard,” director Robert Elfstrom tells Ron Wynn in the Nashville City Paper. “He was such a remarkable individual, and working on that film was a transformative experience.” Elfstrom spoke with Wynn about directing the 1969 doc, Johnny Cash, The Man, His World, His Music, which airs tonight, August 5, on NPT and PBS stations nationwide at 9:00 p.m. as part of the P.O.V. series. You can read the entire article at the Nashville City Paper’s web site.
Elfstrom also spoke with the Tennessean‘s Peter Cooper in an interview that ran yesterday. “He was happy in one sense, but my feeling was that it was bringing back some memories that were upsetting to him, as well,” Elfstrom told Cooper about the footage shot in Dyess, Arkansas, Cash’s boyhood hometown. You can read the interview at the Tennessean‘s web site.