Fresh from its premiere at Sundance Film Festival, watch a clip from Edgar Wright's first documentary film, The Sparks Brothers...
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Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Hot Fuzz) directs a loving, hilarious and career-spanning look at the brothers Mael, 50 years and 25 albums deep into a career that has seen them traverse more genres, audiences and career revivals than any artist could have endured alone.
Sparks is your favourite band’s favourite band, and soon to be yours too. Whether or not you’re aware of it, Sparks likely had a hand in something you’re fond of. This is a band that has been in the background of almost every art form across the last 50 years. Growing up in the ’60s, Los Angeles brothers Ron and Russell got by on a heavy diet of popcorn matinees and pop music until the spotlight of school talent shows illuminated their way on a musical journey that has so far spawned 25 studio albums.
It should come as no surprise to those familiar with the mind behind such comedies as Baby Driver that Edgar Wright’s debut documentary, The Sparks Brothers, is an absolute delight. Wright’s spirited vision brings five decades of invention to life through nutty animations and interviews with a who’s who of cool, and by digging deeply into the band’s rich, career-spanning archival. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, this charming love letter to innovation, music, and two rebel artists just might make this the biggest year yet for the brothers named Sparks.
Edgar Wright began his career in British television directing comedies like the cult classic Spaced. In 2004, Wright co-wrote and directed Shaun of the Dead. Hot Fuzz and The World's End followed, completing his Cornetto Trilogy. Wright co-wrote and directed Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in 2010. In 2017 he wrote and directed Baby Driver, and 2021 will see the release of Last Night in Soho and Wright’s first documentary, The Sparks Brothers.
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