Also the week of Dec. 31: The cellist Alisa Weilerstein at the New York Philharmonic; and the Public’s dependably enticing Under the Radar Festival.
The story of the documentary “D.O.A.: A Right of Passage” involved the founder of High Times and a race to capture the band’s only United States tour.
The director Emma Franz focuses on a musician who seems to never stop playing, featuring great collaborators of this “no drama” artist.
A documentary on the life of Eric Clapton is candid on the rock legend’s struggles with addiction.
Also the week of Oct. 15: Monteverdi’s groundbreaking “Orfeo” in Manhattan, and Mona Hatoum’s sly sculptures in Houston.
The documentary about the singer Chavela Vargas provides a biography, but doesn’t give a strong sense of the musician’s power.
Also the week of Oct. 1: Dave Malloy returns downtown, and “The Gifted” debuts on Fox.
This documentary depicts Lady Gaga as a disciplined, accomplished performer, but one who inhabits a peculiar isolation despite her fame.