The Sparks Brothers

Director: Edgar Wright Run Time: 140 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and SXSW.

Edgar Wright’s first documentary feature, The Sparks Brothers, chronicles the decades-long career and influence of the enigmatic rock pop duo Sparks. With commentary from celebrity fans Flea, Beck, Jack Antonoff, Jason Schwartzman, Neil Gaiman, and more, The Sparks Brothers, takes audiences on a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers/bandmates Ron and Russell Mael.

“one of the most entertaining music documentaries in years”

—Brian Hiatt for Rolling Stone

About the filmmaker:

A writer, director and producer, Edgar Wright first made his mark in the late 1990s with the British TV comedy series Spaced, written by Jessica Hynes and Simon Pegg. Wright reteamed with Pegg on his 2004 breakthrough feature, the international smash hit zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead, and also on the two subsequent parts of the “Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy,” Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. Wright co-wrote and directed the star-studded Scott Pilgrim vs. the World based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley, and wrote and directed the 2017 critically acclaimed action thriller, Baby Driver.

Hear from the minds behind The Sparks Brothers as Edgar Wright talks with Ron and Russell Mael for Talkhouse Podcast.

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