Mavis! - FILMraiser for San Miguel Resource Center

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm at the Sheridan Opera House

Telluride Jazz Festival | Mavis! Film Fundraiser

Join us for the Telluride Jazz Festival film screening of Mavis! on Tuesday, August 1st at 8:00 pm at this historic Sheridan Opera House presented by KOTO FM's DJ Jimmy Jazz along with the San Miguel Resource Center (SMRC), the Telluride Society for Jazz and the Telluride Jazz Festival.

Start your Festival early with a party and film screening celebrating the 2017 festival headliner and one of the greatest soul singers of all time, Mavis Staples. A good time and a good cause - all proceeds are donated to the San Miguel Resource Center (SMRC), a local non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of domestic violence. A pre-film VIP Reception Party will include live music, cash bar, complimentary food and raffle ticket. Tickets for the reception are $35 per person and available here. The film, with a separate admission ($15 suggested donation to the San Miguel Resource Center), will start shortly after the Reception Party.

Pre-Film VIP Reception

Date - Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location - Sheridan Opera House (located at 110 N Oak St)
Open to the Public - Tickets are $35 per person

The Film

Date - Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time - 8:00 p.m.
Location - Sheridan Opera House (located at 110 N Oak St)
Open to the Public - Free with a $15 Suggested Donation to SMRC


Mavis! is the first feature documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples (this year’s Telluride Jazz Festival Sunday Main Stage Closer) and her family group, The Staple Singers. 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, Sharon Jones, Steve Cropper, Levon Helm, Jeff Tweedy, Chuck D, and more, MAVIS! reveals the struggles, successes, and intimate stories of her journey. At 78, 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.

“One of the best music documentaries of this decade.” — Paste Magazine

"Among a collection of stand-out biographies that premiered at South by Southwest, Mavis! was the feel-good star, a story of survival, family, change and adapting to it.” — Billboard

“A spirited and captivating bio-doc that richly deserves the exclamation point in its title.” — Variety

“An expansive and inspiring portrait of singer and civil rights pioneer Mavis Staples.” — Washington Post