Apple TV+ has gained the worldwide distribution rights to a new documentary film from director Todd Haynes, (Dark Waters, Carol, I'm Not There) focusing on 1960s avant-garde band The Velvet Underground.
Haynes’ film aims to prove how how the group became a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions: timely yet timeless; literary yet realistic; rooted in high art and street culture. The film will feature 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.”
It will join a fast growing library of documentaries on Apple TV+. This includes music based titles ‘Beastie Boys Story’, and the upcoming ‘Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You’, ‘Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special’ and ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry’.