THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

SYNOPSIS

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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 Apple Original 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.”

CREDITS

Director/Producer:  Todd Haynes


Producer: Christine Vachone, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn, David Blackman


Executive Producers: Danny Bennett, Pamela Koffler, John Sloss

 

Cinematographer: Edward Lachman


Editor: Alfonsso Goncalves, Adam Kurnitz