After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, Todd Haynes’ documentary about the Velvet Underground is coming out on Apple TV+ on October 15. The film 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,” per its official synopsis. Watch the newly unveiled trailer for The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film by Todd Haynes below.
The film’s release will be accompanied by a soundtrack, The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes – Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack. Curated by Todd Haynes and music supervisor Randall Poster, the soundtrack comes out the same day via Republic Records and UMe and will feature “both well known and rare Velvet Underground tracks,” according to a press release.