- Words Miriam Balanescu
The Sundance Film Festival will be back this year, kicking off with a documentary that promises to be a treat for both film and music lovers alike.
Only in its sixth year, Sundance London is already a festival staple amongst music and film festivalgoers. The event, which will take place between 29th July and 1st August, will open with Edgar Wright’s first documentary and ode to indie pop-rock duo, Sparks. With Sundance London, its programme including Lee Isaac Chung’s Oscars-nominated Minari, taking place digitally in 2020, The Sparks Brothers will be shown as part of a physical event.
Devised in 1967 by brothers Ron and Russell Mael, the eclectic band landed back on the music scene this year when they announced on social media that they are now working on a 25th album. The siblings themselves have collaborated with director Edgar Wright on his documentary The Sparks Brothers, a sparkling, funny and energetic film that received overwhelmingly positive reviews after premiering at the US edition of the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
The Sparks Brothers film marks a change in direction for Wright, whose colourful and comedic work spans the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy co-written by Simon Pegg, Baby Driver starring Ansel Elgort and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Wright’s Q&A following his documentary release will be broadcast across the UK. While the full line-up for the festival is yet to be revealed, plans have been announced to screen events nationwide. Tickets will go on sale in early June.