The Velvet Underground
Presented at Cannes and released on Apple TV+ on 15th October, Todd Haynes’ new documentary is the closing film of the Milano Film Festival. The film tells the story of the famous group that revolutionised the idea of rock’n’roll. It is also an interesting account of a unique cultural environment with precious testimonies, rare archive material and experimental cinema at a time when the arts were one: New York in the 1960s, Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg and Jonas Mekas. Haynes’ film is an audio-visual experience in line with the band’s creative ethos in the words of John Cale: “How to be elegant and how to be brutal”.