THE SPARKS BROTHERS + Edgar Wright Live Q&A15


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  • Thu 29 Jul
  • 180 minutes
  • Director: Edgar Wright
  • Cast: Beck, Björk, Flea, Jack Antonoff, “Weird Al” Yankovic.
  • UK/USA (2021)


The first documentary feature from the director of such modern classics as SHAUN OF THE DEAD and BABY DRIVER asks the question “How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? “ The answer is revealed in a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with the enigmatic rock pop duo Sparks. celebrating the inspiring legacy of your, and the director’s, favourite band.

Growing up in 1960s, Los Angeles brothers Ron and Russell Mael thrived on a heavy diet of popcorn matinees and pop music until the spotlight of school talent shows launched them on a musical journey that has so far spawned 25 studio albums, along with adulation from artists across the musical spectrum. five decades of invention to life through crazy animations and interviews with a who’s who of cool, and by digging deeply into the band’s rich archive. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, THE SPARKS BROTHERS is a unique love letter to innovation, music and two supreme artists. If you are not already a fan, you soon will be.

This screening will be followed by a live Q+A with director Edgar Wright and special guests, broadcast live from the London Sundance Film Festival 2021