Watch the First Trailer for Todd Haynes' Velvet Underground Documentary

The film will be available to stream via Apple TV+ on October 15

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Aug 30, 2021

The Velvet Underground: the art-rock savants that became the namesake of not only a beloved Toronto concert venue, but a documentary distributed by Apple TV+. That's right — the avant-garde rock giants are set to be explored in their own aptly titled doc, The Velvet Underground, and the first trailer has just landed.

It's the first documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes, as well as the first major film to tell the band's iconic story in which the worlds of music, art and film first collided in mid-'60s New York City.

As previously reported, the Oscar-winner delved into classic rock when he directed 2007's unusual Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There, which was less of a factual biography than a symbolic one. Haynes is said to embrace the era's avant-garde spirit with the simply-titled The Velvet Underground, with new in-depth interviews with surviving members (co-founder John Cale, drummer Maureen "Moe" Tucker) and a treasure trove of archival footage.

It's sure to be both elegant and brutal.

Check out the trailer for the film below ahead of its October 15 Apple TV+ debut.

The Velvet Underground & Nico was recently treated to a tribute album by the likes of Michael Stipe, St. Vincent and Courtney Barnett

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