ASCAP’s Virtual Sundance Cafe to Host Sparks/Edgar Wright Discussion, Sets by Mikel Jollette and Darlingside, and More

A conversation between the rock group Sparks and the filmmaker who has made a movie about them, Edgar Wright, is be one of the standout draws of this year’s Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe, which, along with the host festival itself, has moved off Park City’s Main Street and online for 2021.Wright’s documentary “The Sparks Brothers,” about the five-decade musical career of Ron and Russell Mael, is one of the more eagerly anticipated titles of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Other conversations scheduled for ASCAP’s programming include a chat between “Passing” director Rebecca Hall and composer Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange), and another uniting composers Siddhartha Khosla (“This Is Us”) and Amanda Jones.Musical performances will no longer serve as a draw to festival attendees who want a break from the cold, but may be just as worthy an excuse for a lull from working at home.

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