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"A spirited and captivating doc that richly deserves the exclamation point in its title." – Variety

Across a 60-year career, legendary soul singer Mavis Staples has not only been witness to history, but helped create it. From her beginnings as the fiery frontwoman of family band The Staple Singers to her vibrant releases of today, she has etched her name in the annals of music history.

At 75, Staples and director Jessica Edwards look back at a turbulent life, with reverent commentary from friends and fans including Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy, Levon Helm, Chuck D and Sharon Jones.

As graceful and purposeful as the woman herself, Mavis! strides through history as she performs in Chicago churches, befriends MLK, hits TV in the 1970s and enjoys her current career revival.

"[A] feel-good star, a story of survival, family, change and adapting to it." – Billboard