Telluride Jazz: “Mavis!” At Telluride’s Sheridan Opera House, 8/1

On Tuesday August 1, 8 p.m., Jimmy Jazz, the San Miguel Resource Center (SMRC), the Telluride Society for Jazz and the Telluride Jazz Festival are screening the award-winning film, “Mavis!” The event takes place Telluride’s Sheridan Opera House and is meant to raise much-needed funds for the Resource Center.

This FilmRaiser event will be offered FREE to the public with a suggested donation to SMRC of $15. A pre-film VIP Event, 6- 7:30 p.m., includes live music, cocktails (paid) and appetizers (free).

The charge for the VIP happening is $35, but also includes preferred seating.

Please scroll down to watch the trailer of “Mavis!”.

And to purchase tickets to the best ever Telluride Jazz Festival where the legendary Mavis Staples is closing the weekend, go here.

“Mavis!” is the first feature-length documentary about 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.

Featuring powerful live performances, rare archival footage, and conversations with friends and contemporaries including Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Sharon Jones, Steve Cropper, Levon Helm, Jeff Tweedy, Chuck D, and more, “Mavis!” reveals the struggles, successes, and intimate stories of her journey. At 78, Mavis Staples is making the most vital music of her career, winning Grammys and reaching a new generation of fans.

Her message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.

“One of the best music documentaries of this decade,” Paste Magazine.

“Among a collection of stand-out biographies that premiered at South by Southwest, Mavis! was the feel-good star, a story of survival, family, change and adapting to it,” Billboard.

“A spirited and captivating bio-doc that richly deserves the exclamation point in its title,” Variety.

“An expansive and inspiring portrait of singer and civil rights pioneer Mavis Staples,” Washington Post.

 

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