The Sparks Brothers

classified 15

Please note: This was screened in July 2021

Edgar Wright
Ron Mael, Russell Mael, Beck
141 mins, 2021, UK/ USA
Primary language

Filmmaker Edgar Wright returns with a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with The Sparks Brothers, celebrating their inspiring legacy and exploring how one rock band can be successful, underrated, hugely influential and criminally overlooked... all at the same time!

Growing up in the 1960s, Los Angeles brothers Ron and Russell Mael 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 as the Sparks and spawned 25 studio albums.

A fun and electric portrait of the pop duo, Edgar Wright brings decades of invention to life through animations and interviews, digging deeply into the band's rich, career-spanning archival to celebrate the inspiring legacy of Sparks - your favourite band's favourite band.