THE SPARKS BROTHERS (140 R)

THE SPARKS BROTHERS

SUMMARY

How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Edgar Wright’s debut documentary THE SPARKS BROTHERS, which features commentary from celebrity fans Flea, Jane Wiedlin, Beck, Jack Antonoff, Jason Schwartzman, Neil Gaiman, and more, takes 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 favorite band’s favorite band.

DIRECTOR: Edgar Wright
CAST: Ron Mael, Russell Mael, Beck, Jane Wiedlin


 

REVIEW

NY TIMES CRITIC’S PICK

“They’re a cult band with an ever-renewing cult and a career that spans 50 years. “The Sparks Brothers,” an energetic documentary directed by Edgar Wright, explains their appeal in part by emphasizing how it cannot be explained.”

Glenn Kenny, NY Times