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The Velvet Underground
Institute of Contemporary Arts
January 2022

The Velvet Underground, dir. Todd Haynes, USA 2021, 121 min., English, 15


The Velvet Underground’s self-titled debut album may not have sold many copies, as Brian Eno once pointed out, but everyone who bought one went out and formed a band.

Todd Haynes’ new documentary explores the group’s origins in 1960s New York, their connections with Andy Warhol, the success (or lack of it) of their storied debut – and their afterlife as one of rock’s most important and iconic groups.
 
Haynes draws together in-depth interviews with band members (John Cale, Moe Tucker), fans (Jonathan Richman) and other key players with never-before-seen performances and other archive recordings, films and artworks. The result is a suitably immersive look into how the Velvets fulfilled what Cale describes as their creative ethos: “How to be elegant and how to be brutal.”
 
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