In My Darling Vivian — the acclaimed SXSW doc coming December 8 to VOD — director Matt Riddlehoover traces the romantic, wrenching, and dizzying journey of Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash’s first wife and the mother of his four daughters.
“After their divorce, [the public] saw her as, I don’t know, as nothing,” daughter Rosanne Cash says in this touching, often heartbreaking, and revelatory film. “So, my mother faded into a kind of negative obscurity.”
My Darling Vivian has exclusive, unprecedented access to never-before-seen footage, photographs, and love letters, as well as to all four Cash daughters themselves. Rosanne Cash, Kathy Cash Tittle, Cindy Cash, and Tara Cash Schwoebel share first hand, and for the first time, their mother’s entire untold story.
My Darling Vivian, which also explores Liberto’s portrayal in 2005’s Oscar-winning Walk the Line, is available December 8 on VOD.