Sparks Brothers documentary to launch London’s Sundance Film Festival
By Classic Pop | May 6, 2021
It’s been announced that Edgar Wright’s hotly-anticipated documentary The Sparks Brothers will open this year’s Sundance Film Festival: London on 29 July.
Now in its sixth year, Sundance Film Festival: London will return to Picturehouse from 29 July to 1 August 2021 with this year’s programme promising to include upwards of 12 features, panel discussions, Q+As and special guest appearances.
In partnership with Universal, consecutive screenings of The Sparks Brothers will take place in multiple cinemas across the UK with a filmmaker Q+A simultaneously broadcast from Picturehouse Central on 29 July 2021.
“I was just five years old when I was hypnotised by Ron & Russell Mael staring at me from the telly on a 1979 episode of Top Of The Pops,” says director Edgar Wright. “Over the next four decades, their music has been a riddle turned full on obsession. The final destination of my fascination has been to make what I believe is the only thing stopping them from being as big as they deserve to be; a document of their incredible journey in music and everyone they’ve inspired along the way. It’s very exciting for me to finally bring The Sparks Brothers to Sundance London since, as the UK were the first country to embrace Sparks genius. I look forward to everyone falling in love all over again or being as amazed as I was when I first saw and heard them.”
The full 2021 Sundance Film Festival: London programme of films and in-person events will be announced in due course. VIP and Festival Passes, and tickets for the 2021 London event will be available to purchase in early June via picturehouses.com/sundance.