The Velvet Underground is considered one of the most revered rock ‘n’ roll bands to ever do it. And now it’s getting the feature documentary treatment, which is coming soon to Apple’s original video streaming service, Apple TV+. This one has been a longtime coming, with news first breaking on the documentary back in October of last year.
And now, almost a year later, and we finally have an official trailer to share. Apple TV+ published the trailer today via its official YouTube channel. It measures in at just over two minutes in length, and, of course, shows off plenty of footage of the upcoming documentary. Plus, plenty of music from the band. The feature documentary will tell the story of the band, and it will do so on the streaming service as well as in select movie theaters beginning Friday, October 15, 2021.
You can check out the official trailer just below.
And here’s the synopsis Apple shared with the trailer today:
The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock and roll’s most revered bands. Directed with the era’s avant-garde spirit by Todd Haynes, this kaleidoscopic oral history combines exclusive interviews with dazzling archival footage.
While we get a premiere date with today’s trailer, we don’t get any information regarding which theaters will be showing the feature documentary when it arrives in October. It might be worth noting that the description of the trailer doesn’t say “select theaters,” so this could very well be a wide release. Which means, if you really want to watch it in a movie theater, you may not need to live in a specific city to do just that. But, we’ll hopefully learn more in that regard sooner rather than later.
The feature documentary will feature a “treasure trove of never before seen performances”, in-depth interviews with “key players of that time”, and a “rich collection of recordings”, Warhol films, and additional “experimental art that creates an immersive experience.”
The Velvet Underground music documentary will premiere on October 15. Will you be checking it out when it arrives?