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Mavis!

This screening took place on
Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 6:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Mavis! is the first feature documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. From the freedom songs of the ’60s and hits like I’ll Take You There in the ’70s, to funked-up collaborations with Prince and her recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis has stayed true to her roots, kept her family close, and inspired millions along the way. MAVIS! reveals the struggles, successes, and intimate stories of her journey.  At 75, she’s making the most vital music of her career, winning Grammy awards, and reaching a new generation of fans. Her message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.
“A spirited and captivating bio-doc that richly deserves the exclamation point in its title.” — Variety

  • Directed by Jessica Edwards
  • 2015, USA
  • 80 minutes
    Mavis!

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