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Todd Haynes’ documentary about Velvet Underground gets its streaming release

The film about the legendary band is coming to Apple TV+

It was three years ago (2017) when director Todd Haynes revealed that he is working on a documentary about The Velvet Underground. Now, Apple TV+, one of the premium streaming services announced that the film will finally have its premiere through its service.

The film is a collaboration of Polydor Entertainment and three motion picture houses, as well as five producers. According to a press release, The Velvet Underground will feature interviews with “key players” from the Velvet’s era, as well as “a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art.”

According to Universal’s uDiscovermusic.com, “Haynes, who is no stranger to music-based projects (I’m Not There, Velvet Goldmine), will, according to a press release, explore how the Lou Reed-fronted art-rock 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.”

Also that, “the documentary will tell the story of The Velvet Underground through interviews with key figures of the era, as well with a trove of never-before-seen performances and recordings, experimental art footage, plus films by Andy Warhol, who briefly managed The Factory house band and paired them with the German singer Nico.”

Apple TV+ has not yet confirmed the actual release date for the documentary.

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