“A spirited and captivating bio-doc that richly deserves the exclamation point in its title.” – Variety
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.
Featuring powerful live performances, rare archival footage, and conversations with friends and contemporaries including Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm, Jeff Tweedy, Chuck D, and more, 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.
Sunday, December 20
Doors 4:15 | Movie 4:45
Tickets $10 advance HERE/ $12 at the door
*All ages balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
MAVIS! (Jessica Edwards, 2015 / 80 mins) | Her family group, the Staple Singers, inspired millions and helped propel the civil rights movement with their music. After 60 years of performing, legendary singer Mavis Staples’ message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.