Sparks Brothers, The

Filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead, Baby Driver) takes his first bite out of the documentary format with THE SPARKS BROTHERS - and it’s a big juicy bite. Telling the story of Ron and Russell Mael, the two halves of rock duo Sparks, Wright covers the five-decade career of the pair. And as well as the brothers themselves, there is a veritable feast of other music and arts royalty who pop up as cameos: Beck, , Björk, Patton Oswalt, Jason Schwartzman, Mike Myers, Todd Rundgren, Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Stephen Morris (Joy Division) , John Taylor (Duran Duran), Pamela Des Barres, Jonathan Ross, Neil Gaiman - just to name a few of the over 80 people Wright spoke to. An electric archival project that pops and crackles - and finally appreciates the underappreciated band to its fullest extent - the film encapsulates ‘fun’, even if you’re not a diehard Sparks fan (prepare to have your mind changed).

How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Take a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with the brothers, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favourite band’s favourite band.

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Commences Thursday, 24 Jun 2021
Rating CTC
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 140
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