The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock ’n’ roll’s most revered bands. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes, “The Velvet Underground” shows just how the group became a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions: the band is both of their time, yet timeless; literary yet realistic; rooted in high art and street culture.

The film features in-depth interviews with the key players of that time combined with a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films, and other experimental art that creates an immersive experience into what founding member John Cale describes as the band's creative ethos: “how to be elegant and how to be brutal.”



Todd Haynes

Production Company:
Polygram Entertainment
Killer Films
Motto Pictures
Federal Films

Todd Haynes
Christine Vachon
Julie Goldman
Christopher Clements
Carolyn Hepburn
David Blackman

Executive Producers:
Michele Anthony
Danny Bennett
Pamela Koffler
John Sloss