The Velvet Underground
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The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock ’n’ roll’s most revered bands. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes, “The Velvet Underground” shows just how the group became a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions: the band is both of their time, yet timeless; literary yet realistic; rooted in high art and street culture.
The film features in-depth interviews with the key players of that time combined with a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art that creates an immersive experience into what founding member John Cale describes as the band’s creative ethos: “how to be elegant and how to be brutal.”
USA, 2021, 110 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Todd Haynes
“It's a dark, disturbing and glorious film about a dark, disturbing and glorious band, and another sign that Haynes knows how to put music onscreen in a way that few other directors do.”– Steve Pond, THE WRAP
“Dazzling… [A] fascinating study in how necessity becomes the mother of invention.”– Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY
“Todd Haynes' striking and daring ‘The Velvet Underground’ doc is as jagged, artful and unconventional as the iconoclastic art-rock group itself.”– Rodrigo Perez, THE PLAYLIST
“This is a great documentary about people who are serious about music and serious also about art, and what it means to live as an artist.”– Peter Bradshaw, GUARDIAN
“It all makes for a richly entertaining and fascinating look at this important musical creation that came from the unlikeliest of breeding grounds...”– Pete Hammond, DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD DAILY
”Electrifying! A rapturous homage to experimental art.”– David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER