The Velvet Underground Saturday, November 6, 2021 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

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“As much about New York of the ’60s and ’70s as about the rise and fall of a group that has been called as influential as the Beatles.” —New York Film Festival 

The Velvet Underground
Directed by Todd Haynes
(USA, 2021)
Format: Digital

The seminal band the Velvet Underground became a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions, rooted in high art and street culture. Acclaimed feature filmmaker Todd Haynes captures the spirit of the New York group in his first documentary. A truly immersive homage, The Velvet Underground features interviews with surviving band members John Cale, Moe Tucker, and Mary Woronov; never-before-seen performances; a rich collection of recordings; and Warhol Factory film excerpts.

Visiting Guidelines Masks are required to be worn during films and programs inside Museum auditoriums. Capacities are limited, and advance tickets are recommended. A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. No late entry.

Accessibility Questions or Requests? If you have any questions about accessibility resources in the Museum’s auditoriums, email or call 713.639.7300.

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris and the Vaughn Foundation. Generous funding is provided by Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; and L’Alliance Française de Houston.

The Velvet Underground

Directed by Todd Haynes
(USA, 2021, 110 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater

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