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Wednesday, October 14 • 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Mavis!

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Mavis!

D:Jessica Edwards | USA | 80 min | Arkansas Premiere

The  first 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.

World Premiere SXSW, Official Selection AFI Docs, New Zealand International FF, Full Frame Documentary FF


Wednesday October 14, 2015 8:15pm - 9:45pm
The Arlington: Cinema 2 The Arlington Hotel - Ballroom 239 Central Ave. Hot Springs, AR 71901 (501) 623-7771

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