Mavis!

Mavis!

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Mavis!

Documentary biopic on the incomparable Mavis Staples, the almighty singer whose family group – the Staple Singers – invigorated millions and helped power the civil rights movement with their music. This film looks at her historical impact as well as her continued success today, 60 years on.

2015Rating: PG, Coarse language81 minsUSA
DocumentaryMusic
Director:
Jessica Edwards (feature debut)
Writer:
Jessica Edwards
Cast:
Mavis Staples
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

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Time Out

Time Out

press

There are a few lovely scenes: Mavis listening to a new mix of one of her father's last recordings is heartbreaking. For old-soul fans, Mavis! is a must.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Richness, warmth and tenderness pulse from this lovely documentary.

4.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Directed by newcomer Jessica Edwards, this tribute documentary follows a standard biographical formula. Still, the film would be worth seeing and hearing just for the footage of Staples in concert.

3.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

An overdue and terrifically well put together love letter to a trailblazing singer and artist who deserves it more than most. Very recommended.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Maybe too short and too plain, but it covers a lot of ground and contains a lot of great music. It's a fitting tribute to a true American original, belatedly getting her due.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

This cheery profile of the gospel-singing maven is worth seeing for its incredible performance footage.

3.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Brimful of glorious sounds, this affectionate fan letter says as much about Pops Staples's artistic and political evolution as it does about his devoted daughter, one of the all-time greats.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

There are a few lovely scenes: Mavis listening to a new mix of one of her father's last recordings is heartbreaking. For old-soul fans, Mavis! is a must.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Richness, warmth and tenderness pulse from this lovely documentary.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Directed by newcomer Jessica Edwards, this tribute documentary follows a standard biographical formula. Still, the film would be worth seeing and hearing just for the footage of Staples in concert.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An overdue and terrifically well put together love letter to a trailblazing singer and artist who deserves it more than most. Very recommended.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Maybe too short and too plain, but it covers a lot of ground and contains a lot of great music. It's a fitting tribute to a true American original, belatedly getting her due.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

This cheery profile of the gospel-singing maven is worth seeing for its incredible performance footage.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Brimful of glorious sounds, this affectionate fan letter says as much about Pops Staples's artistic and political evolution as it does about his devoted daughter, one of the all-time greats.

3.0
0

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