Powered equally by Lou Reed’s visionary songs, John Cale’s training in hardcore minimalism, the onrushing rhythm guitars of Reed and Sterling Morrison, and the pounding momentum of Maureen Tucker’s drumming, the Velvet Underground provided the unlikely template for thousands of bands to follow. In the process, they made the lines between pop and the avant-garde virtually irrelevant — much like their advocate and mentor, Andy Warhol. Their fateful alliance with Warhol changed the course of American music and of rock and roll worldwide. Tonight, Film Love presents an immersive, multi-projection tribute to the Velvets and Warhol through the band’s 16mm films from this era. The screening is in conjunction with the exhibit Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s, which will be open for viewing before the event.