The Velvet Underground (2021)

Director: Todd Haynes Run Time: 121 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: John Cale, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker, Sterling Morrison

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere out of competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Experience the iconic rock band’s legacy in the first major documentary to tell their story. Directed with the era’s avant-garde spirit by Todd Haynes, this kaleidoscopic oral history combines exclusive interviews with dazzling archival footage.

“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 for The Wrap

About the filmmaker:

Influential filmmaker Todd Haynes has one of the most distinctive voices in American cinema. With his longtime producer Christine Vachon, he has crafted provocative stories of artists and performers, including controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, 70s glam rock tribute Velvet Goldmine inspired by Iggy Pop and David Bowie, and I’m Not There with six different actors playing personas inspired by Bob Dylan. His other projects include Poison, Safe, Far From Heaven, the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce, Carol, Wonderstruck and Dark Waters.

The Velvet Underground is his first documentary. Read more from the filmmaker here.

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