Velvet Underground Documentary will capture the band in an ‘intensely visual experience’.
Over 50 years ago The Velvet Underground released their debut album. Now, the band are going to be captured in what has been described as an ‘intensely visual experience’. A new documentary is being made on the ’60s band. It is to be directed by Todd Haynes who has previously made Bob Dylan (I’m Not There) and Brian Slade (Velvet Goldmine) movies.
Haynes has spoken of relying ‘certainly on Warhol films, but also a rich culture of experimental film’. Though co-founder Lou Reed and guitarist Sterling Morrison have sadly passed, Haynes hopes to feature interviews with the surviving band members as well as people that were part of the ’60s art scene.
The Velvet Underground’s debut album Velvet Underground and Nico sold around 30,000. It wasn’t an instant hit despite having iconic tracks like ‘Sunday Morning’ and ‘Femme Fatale’. Though the band didn’t sell many records, they became an influential band on musicians like David Bowie and briefly managed by Andy Warhol. They also became the house band at the infamous Factory in New York. Later on in their career they became widely accepted for their experimental sounds and artsy approach.
The documentary is yet to be given a name… what would you call it? Let us know in the comments below!