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Born in Chicago in 1939, Mavis Staples began singing in church and performing with her siblings Cleotha, Pervis and Yvonne under the watchful eye of their father Roebuck. The Staples Sisters became voices of a gospel and soul-driven generation and lent their voices to the civil rights movement under the leadership of Martin Luther King. Mavis continued to enjoy success with her family and on her own terms, and in more recent years, she has enjoyed funky collaborations with Prince and Jeff Tweedy. Jessica Edwards' documentary combines interviews, rare archival footage and powerful live performances to relive Mavis's struggles and triumphs over the past 75 years including contributions from Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm, Jeff Tweedy and Chuck D.