-- As noted in an earlier column, Austin's South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) has been scuttled by social distancing. But films scheduled for a SXSW showcase can be streamed on Amazon Prime.
Country music and movie fans might enjoy "My Darling Vivian," a documentary look at Johnny Cash's first wife, a woman pretty much erased from country music legend and lore. It's a very personal and heartbreaking tale of young love and a woman overwhelmed by the demands of celebrity and publicity and her husband's addictions. A tale of a faithful wife and loving children abandoned as a wandering husband unites with a more glamorous woman, it could be the subject of a country song by Loretta Lynn or Tammy Wynette.
Filled with home movies, old love letters and painful recollections from Rosanne Cash, Kathy Cash Tittle, Cindy Cash, Tara Cash Schwoebel, the four daughters Johnny and Vivian had together, it challenges the Johnny Cash myth, immortalized in movies like the 2005 biopic "Walk the Line."
An exotic Sicilian-American beauty educated in convent schools in San Antonio, Vivian's dark features were often highlighted in newspaper photos. During the 1960s, Johnny Cash had to fight rumors that he was married to a "negress." Before 1967, interracial marriages were still illegal in many states.
True to the nature of personal recollection, the surviving Cash daughters don't merely challenge the "official" view, they can't even validate with each other's family memories. In all fairness, "Vivian" could use some editing. At the same time, it offers an intimate celebration of a woman who refused to be a celebrity. And that makes it all the more powerful.
-- With so much to worry us, it's nice that Saturday nights on Lifetime and ID are still devoted to "normal" things like stalker boyfriends and serial killers!
This week's all-you-can-eat buffet of paranoia includes the 2020 shocker "Deadly Mile High Club" (8 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime, TV-14) about a flight instructor who goes berserk when a student doesn't respond to his flirtation. A young girl recoils when the family that rescued her from homelessness comes under attack in the 2020 shocker "Escaping My Stalker" (8 p.m. Saturday, LMN, TV-14).
Fans of nostalgia might enjoy "Dating Game Killer" (9 p.m. Saturday, ID, TV-14), a true-life tale of gameshow-related gore about Rodney Alcala, who committed a series of grisly murders during the 1970s, but still took out time to appear on "The Dating Game." Was he Bachelor No. 1, 2 or 3?
-- Victoria Justice ("Victorious") hosts the 2020 Kids' Choice Awards (8 p.m. Saturday, Nickelodeon), honoring stars and personalities chosen by kids themselves. NBA legend LeBron James will receive the 2020 Generation Change Award.
-- A Formula One driver's (Milo Ventimiglia) best friend is a dog (with the voice of Kevin Costner) bent on being reincarnated as a human in the 2019 comedy "The Art of Racing in the Rain" (8 p.m., HBO).
-- Recovering from a breakup, a woman nurses a military support dog only to find a handsome suitor in dog tags has been tailing her in the 2019 romance "Love and Sunshine" (9 p.m., Hallmark, TV-G).
-- Like the rest of us, "Saturday Night Live" (11:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14) tries to operate from remote locations.
Divide and conquer on "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) ... "Dateline" (8 p.m., NBC, r) ... An apartment blaze on "9-1-1" (8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14) ... Healthy choices on "Shark Tank" (8 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG) ... Working with allies on "SEAL Team" (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) ... Pizza in the Ozarks on "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (9 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14).