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Mavis!

11 yrs 80 minutes 2015 7.4

In addition to being a part of the civil rights movement in the United States in the 1960s, the Staples family laid the foundation for the coming soul and pop music. Director Jessica Edwards follows the only surviving family member, Mavis Staples, and goes through her to tell the story of the family that formed a whole genre. Legends like Bob Dylan, Prince and Levon Helm from The Band participate in the documentary and testifies to the importance of the family for both the music and the civil rights movement. Under the headline "A unique voice that has been overshadowed", Mattias Oscarsson writes in Sydsvenskan that the film "is filled with history, memorable anecdotes and amazing music clips shuffled with new concerts".

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Documentary
Genre: Biography, music
Director: Jessica Edwards
Country: USA
Language: English

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