Just had word from Bertha DocHouse about the showing of the film Mavis! this Friday (19th February), with a special preview and Q&A on Thursday 18th,
Bertha DocHouse is the documentary cinema based at Curzon Bloomsbury in central London and Mavis! is showing from Friday 19 Feb 2016 - Thu 25 Feb 2016
Mavis! was featured here on Soul Source last November (see below for link) and the trailer can be viewed here...
Dir: Jessica Edwards
United States / 2015 / 81mins
"A spirited and captivating bio-doc that richly deserves the exclamation point in its title." - Variety
Gospel / soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples has been thrilling her fans for over 60 years, performing with her family as The Staple Singers, and later as a solo artist.
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.
Mavis! tells her story and captures her irrepressible zest for music, performing and life.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Jessica Edwards (via Skype) hosted by Kevin Le Gendre.
Kevin Le Gendre is a journalist and broadcaster with an interest in black music and literature. Since the late 1990s, he has written about soul, jazz, African-American, Caribbean and black British authors for a wide variety of publications that include Echoes, Jazzwise, The Independent, The Guardian and Vibrations.
He has also presented programmes for BBC Radio 3 and is the author of the critically acclaimed book Soul Unsung: Reflections On The Band In Black Popular Music.
more info on the film can be viewed via here
Link to the Bertha DocHouse Cinema for timings and bookings
Thursday preview and Q&A screening
Details of Friday 19 Feb 2016 - Thu 25 Feb 2016
Bertha DocHouse, based at Curzon Bloomsbury, is the first cinema dedicated to documentary films and events. We select the best docs and bring them to you along...