The Velvet Underground Played at My High Schol

Directed by: Anthony Jannelli & Robert Pietri
USA | 8 minutes
uk-premiere
best-animation-short
Screenings
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.
Runtime
8
Country
USA
Director(s)
Anthony Jannelli
Robert Pietri
Writer(s)
Marina Donahue
Producer(s)
Anthony Jannelli
Robert Pietri
Marina Donahue
Lee Terwilliger
Tara Pietri
Screening Status
UK Premiere
Strands: Shorts