Film Screening: Mavis! (2015)
This free film screening is part of the 2018-2019 Film Series with American Jazz Museum, Greater KC Black History Study Group, and the National Archives at Kansas City.
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 funk 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.