Todd Haynes’ documentary on The Velvet Underground is on its way to AppleTV+.
The documentary will focus on the band’s groundbreaking cultural legacy as well as a set of contradictions: “timely yet timeless; literary yet realistic; rooted in high art and street culture.” The documentary will also feature performances never seen by the public, studio sessions as well as art and movies from the band’s then manger, Andy Warhol. This is in support to what band founder John Cale stated as the soul of the group: “how to be elegant and how to be brutal.”
Between 1967 and 1973 The Velvet Underground released 5 studio albums including the much acclaimed experimental “Banana Album” produced by Warhol and served as the inspiration for countless bands that followed. The band also had a total of 8 members throughout its history including the late vocalist, Lou Reed. The band broke it off in 1996 though they reunited on the occasions that served as reunions and/or interviews.
No release date for the documentary has currently been provided.
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