Apple TV+ is getting its latest addition to its documentaries list, and that is Todd Haynes’ The Velvet Underground.

The film will focus on the cultural legacy of the avant-garde band, featuring a trove of never before seen performances, studio recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art that underscores what founding member John Cale called the band’s creative ethos: “How to be elegant and how to be brutal.” The extremely influential band released a total of five studio albums between 1967 and 1973 and was also known as the “house band” of Warhol’s iconic workspace The Factory, who also worked as their manager.

Haynes’ documentary aims to present the band in a range of contradictions: “timely yet timeless; literary yet realistic; rooted in high art and street culture.” It is available alongside a bunch of other music documentaries that recently landed on Apple TV+, such as Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, and Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry. Stay tuned for the official trailer and release date.

Posted by:Staff