Interview: Jessica Edwards discusses Mavis!

The music biography Mavis! opens today at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. The documentary looks back at the career of Mavis Staples, who was best known as one of the members of the Staples Singers. Mavis! is the first feature-length documentary by director Jessica Edwards, who previously directed the documentary shorts The Landfill (2012), Tugs (2011), and Seltzer Works (2010). When […]

Doc Thoughts: Mavis!

The story of legendary gospel singer Mavis Staples is told in the biographical documentary Mavis!.  Mavis Staples began as the lead singer of the Staples Singers, founded in 1948 by her father Roebuck “Pops” Staples.  The band had success in the gospel community for about two decades, before they founds success in other genres, including folk, […]

Hot Docs 2015: Mavis!

The story of legendary gospel singer Mavis Staples is told in the biographical documentary Mavis!.  Mavis Staples began as the lead singer of the Staples Singers, founded in 1948 by her father Roebuck "Pops" Staples.  The band had success in the gospel community for about two decades, before they founds success in other genres, including […]