MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO SEMINAR SERIES, THE: LOU REED AND "CURIOUS...THE VELVET UNDERGROUND IN EUROPE" {SHORT VERSION}

Summary

One in this series of seminars conducted by The Museum of Television & Radio includes a question-and-answer session moderated by Museum curator Ron Simon with Reed, the film's director David Heffernan and Waldemar Januszczak, who commissioned the program for Channel Four in Great Britain. The film focuses on the Velvet Underground's reunion tour of Europe in 1993, interspersing footage of the band's Paris concert and interviews with the members of the group. Musical selections include Reed's solo versions of "All Tomorrow's Parties" and "Heroin." The seminar begins as Simon introduces Heffernan and Januszczak, who comment on the making of the film and the purposes they hoped it would serve. Highlights of the Q & A include the following: Reed vows that there will never be another reunion of the band; reveals his favorite cover versions of songs he has written; discusses some recently-discovered unreleased Velvet Underground material; and acknowledges his varied future artistic ambitions, including plans to become a novelist. Januszczak comments on the paucity of footage in existence documenting the band's early history, and his decision to dedicate eight hours of programming to the Velvet Underground. Heffernan explains the process of interviewing the band and his desires for further screenings of his film in America.

Details

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  • DATE: January 27, 1994 6:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:27:34
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 113028
  • GENRE: Seminars
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CREDITS

    • For Q & A
    • Ron Simon … Interviewer
    • Lou Reed … Guest
    • David Heffernan … Guest
    • Waldemar Januszczak … Guest
    • For "Lou Reed And Curious...The Velvet Underground in Europe" Film
    • Gerald Heffernan … Executive Producer
    • David Heffernan … Producer
    • Declan Lowney … Director
    • Fiona Lloyd Davies … Production (Misc.), Production Coordinator
    • Waldemar Januszczak … Interviewer
    • David Heffernan … Interviewer
    • Michael Gavey … Researcher
    • Michael Havas … Researcher
    • Tina Dennis … Researcher
    • Velvet Underground, The … Music Group
    • Lou Reed … Singer, Instrumentalist, Guitarist, Guest
    • John Cale … Singer, Instrumentalist, Keyboardist, Violinist, Guest
    • Sterling Morrison … Instrumentalist, Guitarist, Guest
    • Maureen Tucker … Instrumentalist, Drummer, Guest