Gary Keys, Filmmaker Who Documented Duke Ellington, Dies at 81

Mr. Keys produced concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center by Stan Getz, Dionne Warwick, the Supremes, Simon and Garfunkel, Judy Garland and Stevie Wonder.









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‘Amy’ (With Movie Trailer): Asif Kapadia Narrates a Scene

Asif Kapadia, the director of this documentary on Amy Winehouse, discusses a sequence where she records the vocals for “Back to Black.”









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Amy Winehouse Documentary Lets Nobody Off the Hook

Those who decided to make a film about the soul singer’s legacy may not have gotten exactly what they expected, especially her family.









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ArtsBeat: Amy Winehouse Documentary Unveiled in Cannes

The world premiere draws critical raves.







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Movie Review: ‘Death Metal Angola,’ About a Culture Coming Back to Life

The spoils of war in Angola were hardly treasures: just more poverty and rubble, but the people still found inspiration for a national concert, chronicled in “Death Metal Angola.”






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A Documentary Celebrates the Mekons

A new documentary charts the trajectory of the wry Mekons, one of rock’s longest-running commercially unsuccessful groups.

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ArtsBeat: Documentary Film Offers 50 Years of the Grateful Dead

The untitled film will include new interviews with the surviving band members, and will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, with Martin Scorsese as executive producer.






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Television Review: Dave Grohl in ‘Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways’ on HBO

“Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” on HBO is tied into the band’s coming album, but is a blend of travelogue, history and music that can stand on its own.






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