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SU16: Opening Night Film | MN Premiere of "MAVIS!" w/ director in attendance

  • McNally Smith College of Music 19 East Exchange Street Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)

This film is an official selection of the Sound Unseen 16 Film & Music Festival.

Date: Weds. Nov. 11, 2015
Time: 6:30pm Reception | 8:00 film w/ Q&A to follow
Venue: Venue: McNally Smith College of Music
Price: $20 advance/$25 at the door

* Ticket includes reception (appetizers, beer from Summit Brewery, La Crema wine, and a special musical performance from MINA MOORE).

Film synopsis:
Mavis!” is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. Featuring powerful live performances 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. Through 60 years of performing, crossing musical genres and societal shifts, Mavis has transformed herself along the way but has never forgotten the importance of family. At 75, she's making the most vital music of her career, and her message of love and equality is needed now more than ever. (Synopsis provided by SXSW.)

Director Jessica Edwards will be in attendance.

Sponsored by: McNally Smith College of Music, Sue McLean & Associates, 89.3 the Current,  Tito’s Vodka and Visit Saint Paul

Director: Jessica Edwards, USA, 2015, 85 min.


Special Musical Guest MINA MOORE: