Featuring a live virtual Q&A with Todd Haynes after the October 14 screening, moderated by Richard Linklater. A DJ set by Tara Bhattacharya will precede the show in the theater.
Shows starting October 15 through October 21 will include the pre-recorded Q&A between Haynes and Linklater, to be shown after the screening.
Austin Film Society is proud to present a Doc Days Opening Night presentation of Todd Haynes THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: a look at the cultural, social, musical, artistic and cinematic forces that created one of the world’s most enduring bands, directed by one of our most singular American filmmakers. Far from your typical rock documentary, Haynes goes deep into the source inspiration of the sounds The Velvets would be known for, while tracking and connecting the band’s rise with and through New York’s independent and experimental film scene.
Haynes weaves a cinematic portrait of a band that was essentially birthed and defined through cinematic ideas and images, using footage from the films of Andy Warhol, Jonas Mekas, Maya Deren, Kenneth Anger, and Shirley Clarke, among others; and interviews past and present with those who experienced the brief reign of The Velvet Underground.
DOC DAYS FESTIVAL PASSES
IMPORTANT NOTE: Tickets for our opening night show of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND on October 14 are SOLD OUT. Any series passes purchased on or after October 11 will include a ticket to the Wednesday, October 20 encore screening of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, which will feature the pre-recorded Q&A with Todd Haynes and Richard Linklater.
Purchase an AFS Doc Days pass for tickets to all eight Doc Days screenings, taking place Thursday, October 14 – Sunday, October 17th, and receive 15% off the full ticket purchase price.
AFS Members receive additional discounts on passes and individual tickets. The Doc Days pass includes 1 ticket to each premiere Doc Days film screening.
Note that the pass cannot be used towards the purchase of tickets to encore screenings of the Doc Days programs.