Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 8:00 PM (ends at 10:30 PM)
“Mavis!” is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. Featuring powerful live performances 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. Through 60 years of performing, crossing musical genres and societal shifts, Mavis has transformed herself along the way but has never forgotten the importance of family. At 75, she's making the most vital music of her career, and her message of love and equality is needed now more than ever. (Synopsis provided by SXSW.)
Director Jessica Edwards will be in attendance.
DIR: Jessica Edwards, USA, 2015, 85 min.
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