Take in bizarre rock historical past in new Apple TV+ Velvet Underground trailer

Young Lou Reed appears almost prayerful in one of the many still photos from the documentary.
Younger Lou Reed seems nearly prayerful in one of many many nonetheless photographs from the documentary.
Photograph: Apple TV+

The primary Apple TV+ trailer for the upcoming movie The Velvet Underground — director Todd Haynes’ first documentary — takes you on whirlwind tour of the historical past and milieu across the avant-garde rock band because it rose to turn into a significant affect on music and tradition.

The music doc will make its debut on Apple TV+ and in theaters on October 15. You possibly can watch the trailer under.

A quick and quirky tour

“Now we have this opportunity to mix music and humanities and movies all collectively,” legendary artist and Velvet Underground supervisor Andy Warhol says in a second from black-and-white rock ‘n’ roll historical past close to the trailer’s opening. “We’re sponsoring a brand new band. It’s known as The Velvet Underground.”

And off the trailer goes for about 2 minutes and 15 seconds. It careens by way of head-shot interviews and some scrap books’ price of nonetheless photographs from the period.

Viewers get a way of the movie and the way it tells the story of the New York Metropolis rock band fronted by a not-yet-legendary Lou Reed. Warhol made the group the home band for his artwork collective and studio, The Manufacturing unit.

The band, energetic within the late Nineteen Sixties and early 1970, by no means hit it large. But it surely turned an enormous affect over time with different musicians who actually did, like REM and Patti Smith.

Properly acquired, maybe not ‘definitive’

Movie critic Owen Gleiberman known as Haynes’ movie a “dazzling historic collage, however not a definitive portrait” of the band in Selection‘s evaluation of the documentary. Partly, that’s as a result of there isn’t a lot footage of the band in its time. Haynes created his rendering primarily by way of images, Warhol movies and interviews.

“A scrapbook of photographs that strikes, ‘The Velvet Underground’ immerses you within the band however nonetheless leaves them barely out of attain,” Gleiberman wrote.

Director Haynes is understood for Velvet Goldmine and I’m Not There, on musical themes, in addition to Far From Heaven, Carol and Darkish Waters, amongst others.

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