This animated documentary is the story of the Velvet Underground's disastrous first public performance. While on stage for merely 20 minutes, The Velvet Underground performed three songs: 'There She Goes', 'Venus in Furs', and 'Heroin'. The Summit High School audience responded with, as a band member recalled in 1983, a 'murmur of surprise that greeted the appearance' that 'increased to a roar of disbelief as the band started to play' which 'swelled to a mighty howl of outrage and bewilderment...' Half the audience walked out.
BIO: Anthony Jannelli is currently head of the cinematography department at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Film Program. Writer and director Robert Pietri has been working on commercial projects for the likes of Amazon Studios and the City of New York since graduating from NYU’s graduate film program.
Producer(s): Marina Donahue, Tony Jannelli, Robert Pietri, Lee Terwilliger, Tara Pietri
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