Tony Conrad featured in Todd Haynes's The Velvet Underground (2021)

The Primitives, from left, Tony Conrad, Lou Reed, Walter De Maria, and John Cale, in 1965. Courtesy of the Tony Conrad Estate and Greene Naftali, New York.

Tony Conrad | The Velvet Underground (2021), directed by Todd Haynes
Now Streaming on Apple TV+

Tony Conrad is featured in critically-acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes's debut documentary The Velvet Underground. Conrad was a musician and multimedia artist whose career effectively began in the avant-garde musical group Theatre of Eternal Music, with La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, John Cale, and Angus MacLise. With Cale, Conrad was instrumental in the early stages of the Velvet Underground; he was a member of the pre-VU group The Primitives, and a paperback book he owned, on the subject of sexual deviancy, is said to have been the source of “The Velvet Underground” as a name.

The Velvet Underground is also screening in select theaters in New York City, including Film Forum, Film at Lincoln Center, and Nitehawk Cinema.

For more information and to watch a trailer, please visit Apple TV's website.


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