The festival’s first day ended with a black-tie world premiere of ‘The Velvet Underground‘.
The production was shown in the 2,300-seat Grand Théâtre Lumière.
Haynes is an experienced filmmaker but this is his first time as a feature-length documentarian.
The Observer reports that Todd has successfully created a “loving, illuminating portrait of a subcultural supernova which helped transform the playful sexuality of rock n’ roll into a deeper, darker well of longing, alienation and desire.”
They are considered one of the most influential bands from the 1960s.
“I didn’t need to make a movie to tell you how great the band is,” Haynes said in an interview.
The documentary will be released on October 15 in theatres and on streaming platforms.
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