‘Curious’ doc shopping U.S.

Dublin-based Frontier Films is looking for a U.S. outlet for its hourlong documentary about influential rock band the Velvet Underground.

“Curious … the Velvet Underground in Europe” weaves footage of the band’s late ’60s heyday under mentor Andy Warhol with interviews conducted during last summer’s reunion tour in Europe.

It was underwritten by Channel Four, the U.K. broadcaster that aired it in January.

But while the film won a warm welcome from U.S. fans at the Museum of Television & Radio’s premiere Jan. 27, producer David Heffernan faces an uphill battle finding a broadcaster willing to air it in the U.S.

“This is not something that will make it into heavy rotation on MTV,” said Heffernan, who won a 1990 CableAce award for his docu “The Session.”

“But it would be a major disappointment if we are unable to find a U.S. outlet for one of America’s most influential bands.”

The Museum of Television & Radio is screening “Curious” through Feb. 27.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading