The Sundance Institute and Picturehouse Cinemas have announced that Edgar Wright’s debut documentary The Sparks Brothers will open the 2021 edition of Sundance Film Festival: London on July 29th.
“I was just 5 years old when I was hypnotised by Ron & Russell Mael (collectively Sparks) staring at me from the telly on a 1979 episode of Top Of The Pops., said 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.”
This year’s Sundance London will return as an in-person event at Picturehouse Central, with a programme that includes upwards of 12 features, panel discussions, Q+As and special guest appearances. The Sparks Brothers will premiere on July 29th, complete with consecutive screenings of the film in multiple cinemas across the UK and followed by a filmmaker Q+A simultaneously broadcast from Picturehouse Central.
Sundance Film Festival: London 2021 will run between July 29th and August 1st. Full details will be announced soon.