Doc & Talk: Mavis! - Gospel Music Legend and Civil Rights Activist Mavis Staples
Feb 4, 2021
Join us for a weekly documentary and discussion series. Each week's film selection will be available for streaming on kanopy.com. View the film at your leisure anytime leading up to the online video discussion every Thursday at 7:00 pm via the provided Google Hangouts link.
This week is 2015's Mavis! - Gospel Music Legend and Civil Rights Activist Mavis Staples
An award-winning 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.