Edgar Wright's Sparks Documentary to Premiere at Sundance 2021
The film on the cult rock duo is called 'The Sparks Brothers'
Published Dec 15, 2020Today the Sundance Film Festival unveiled its 2021 lineup, and among the many films playing the digital festival will be Edgar Wright's anticipated Sparks documentary.
The film is called The Sparks Brothers, and it will get its world premiere at Sundance 2021, which will take place virtually from January 28 to February 23.
According to the official Sundance description, here's what to expect from the doc:
Sparks is your favorite band's favorite 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 one of those bands that have been in the background of almost every art form across the last 50 years. Growing up in the '60s, Los Angeles brothers Russ and Ron 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.
Wright himself added: "It's been three years in the making & I can't wait for you to see it!"
Another music highlight at Sundance will be Questlove's directorial debut Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).
You can see the full 2021 Sundance lineup here.