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Mavis! (2012)

Mavis!

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MAVIS! is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. From freedom songs in the '60s and hits like "I'll Take You There" in the '70s, to her recent Grammy-winning work with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Mavis has managed to transform herself as she goes, yet never alters. After 60 years performing, she's making the most vital music of her career, and her message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
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Written By: Jessica Edwards
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Living legend Mavis Staples is fondly celebrated in Jessica Edwards' spirited biographical documentary.

Full Review… | March 30, 2015
Variety
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A standard but enjoyable biographical documentary, Mavis! is elevated by the warm, dynamic presence of gospel and soul legend Mavis Staples.

Full Review… | November 1, 2015
We Got This Covered

Mavis! is important documentation of the American musical tradition, witness to the civil rights movement and a testament to the overall power of family, revealing the fortitude of an artist who must be heard.

Full Review… | March 20, 2015
Austin American-Statesman

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