How to Watch ‘The Velvet Underground’ Premiere For Free on Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, and Mobile
Academy Award-nominated director Todd Haynes brings the history of The Velvet Underground to life in a new documentary by the same name. The Velvet Underground gives audiences a look at the history of one of rock ’n’ roll’s most revered, iconic, and influential bands in America’s history. The feature documentary premieres on Friday, October 15 and you can stream it exclusively on Apple TV+.
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About ‘The Velvet Underground’
The Velvet Underground features interviews, never-before-seen performances, recordings, films, and experimental art. This experience encompasses “how to be elegant and how to be brutal,” which is band member John Cale’s description of The Velvet Underground’s ethos.
The documentary showcases the history of the band, which got its start in New York City in 1964. Its original lineup included singer and guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise.
“My job as a filmmaker is to try to bring the medium of film, in some context, to open up the visual language of a movie to a band and their music. It’s really about ‘how do you make a feeling of watching the movie something on a par with what they did?’” Haynes told BBC Culture.
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.