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The Velvet Underground

A documentary exploring the origins and influence of a legendary rock band.


Why watch this film?

Todd Haynes (‘Carol’, ‘Far From Heaven’), acclaimed director and one of the most daring currently in the extension of his filmography, chooses to film his first non-fiction movie, ‘The Velvet Underground’, a documentary about his favorite band. Knowing a little more about Todd Haynes or Velvet Underground, it is perfectly understandable the director's appreciation, and the choice of this partnership which is both eccentric and fits like a glove. This irreverent combination takes us on a journey to New York's musical scene of the 60s, as well as the entire history of the concept band, Velvet Underground, in a highly sensory narrative. It is not necessary to know the band to appreciate the documentary, it delivers the context worked out in detail. It is a documentary for lovers of cinema and what it can offer in its potential, made with love and knowledge, in the only way that could capture all the essence of its main object.



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The Velvet Underground explores the multiple threads that converged to bring together one of the most influential bands in rock and roll.

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