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MMoCA | Spotlight Cinema: The Velvet Underground

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Velvet Underground (2021, USA, 110 min | Todd Haynes) will be shown in the MMoCA Lecture Hall on October 20, 2021, at 7:00 pm.
Spotlight Cinema is $7 per screening, or free for MMoCA members and anyone age 18 and younger. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 pm in the museum lobby. Event capacities at MMoCA have been limited to allow ample room for social distancing between guests.
Learn more about Spotlight Cinema: https://www.mmoca.org/spotlight-cinema
The most timeless and influential band in American rock (and still the uncontested paragons of downtown NYC cool), The Velvet Underground receive a worthy and overdue tribute from Todd Haynes (“Carol, Safe”). Loaded with incredible vintage footage—much of it culled from Andy Warhol’s films—the documentary’s borders extend beyond the band to resurrect the 1960s New York art scene they emerged from. Borrowing Warhol’s contemporaneous mind-bending, multi-screen “exploded cinema” techniques, Haynes creates a kaleidoscopic viewing experience that must be experienced loud and on the big screen.
Masks are required indoors and when interacting with Museum staff. Masks are highly encouraged outdoors, especially when social distancing cannot be easily maintained.
A program of MMoCA’s education department, Spotlight Cinema is curated by Mike King and generously funded by an anonymous donor, maihaus, and Venture Investors, LLC.
Film still from “The Velvet Underground” (2021) directed by Todd Haynes. Image courtesy of Apple TV+.


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