As late September and the New York Film Festival nears, the trailer for the upcoming Velvet Underground documentary that is set to premiere has arrived. It is directed by Directed by Todd Haynes (Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, I’m Not There) it traces the roots and formation of a band synonymous with New York City, whose legacy only seems to grow over time.
Through archival footage and contemporary interviews, the film charts the intersection of the Andy Warhol Factory scene with the formation of the group, and explores how the band 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 documentary is clearly full of video and music from the band’s formative years and includes interviews with founding members Maureen Tucker and John Cale. The New York Film Festival is set to run September 24 through October 10 with this Velvet Underground documentary and other features to be screened.