Director Todd Haynes (Dark Waters) brings a new project to Apple TV+ this summer in his first documentary film. The film will focus on the influential rock band The Velvet Underground.
In New York City during 1964, Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, and Angus MacLise (who was replaced in 1965 by Maureen “Moe” Tucker) became The Velvet Underground. They released their debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, in 1967, which unfortunately didn’t do overly well. But, 36 years later, in 2003, Rolling Stone labeled it one of the “most prophetic rock albums ever made” in their 500 Greatest Albums article. They did a reunion tour in the early 90s, and in 1996 Reed, Cale, and Tucker performed at the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction – without Morrison, who passed away a year before in 1995.
This documentary has the full participation of the surviving members Cale, Tucker, and Reeds’ partner Laurie Anderson. Haynes’ film will have interviews with them, archive footage from the band’s manager Andy Warhol, and more.
Keep an eye out this summer for the release of The Velvet Underground documentary on Apple TV+.