World Community invites you to celebrate Black History month and warm up to the soul-stirring music of Mavis Staples and her group, The Staples Singers, with the multi-award winning film, MAVIS! on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Stan Hagen theatre at North Island College, Courtenay.
MAVIS! is the first feature documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples. 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, Levon Helm, Jeff Tweedy, Chuck D, and more, MAVIS! reveals the struggles, successes, and intimate stories of her journey. At 75, she’s making the most vital music of her career, winning Grammy awards, and reaching a new generation of fans.
Her message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.
Check out the film trailer at www.worldcommunity.ca
Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome. FMI: 250-337-5412.