The Sparks Brothers

The Sparks Brothers

  • Directed by Edgar Wright
  • Starring Ron Mael, Russell Mael, Beck, Jane Wiedlin, Flea
  • UK | USA | 140mins | 2021 | rated (15)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film runtime: 2h 20m

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver) gives the legendary cult band its due in a new documentary.

How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Edgar Wright's debut documentary features commentary from celebrity fans Flea, Beck, Jane Wiedlin, Neil Gaiman, and many more, taking audiences on a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers/bandmates Ron and Russell Mael celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favourite band's favourite band.

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 as the Sparks and spawned 25 studio albums.

Their albums may be cult favourites, but this documentary offers an introduction to The Sparks Brothers that has something for everyone.