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The Velvet Underground (15)

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The Velvet Underground marks the first documentary from award winning filmmaker Todd Haynes, charting the formation and dissolution of the iconic 1960s American rock band.

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.”

US 2021 Dir Todd Haynes 110 min

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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