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Poll: A Woman of Some Importance: Documentary edition

Which of these feature length documentaries about a real life woman or women would you be most interested in watching or rewatching?

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    20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

    This documentary highlights the talents and struggles of some of the most famous yet unknown background voices in the history of rock and roll.
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    Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

    This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko.
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    Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)

    This documentary looks at the blisteringly funny Tony and Emmy Award-winner actress Elaine Stritch and covers her very long career in showbiz.
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    Good Ol' Freda (2013)

    A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles.
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    Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)

    This documentary covers three young women from the infamous Russian band, Pussy Riot, face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral.
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    Love, Marilyn (2012)

    This documentary touches upon how modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters.
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    Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

    A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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    Ready to Fly (2012)

    A documentary about Lindsey Van and her women's ski jumping family through their 15-year fight to achieve gender equality in the Olympic Winter Games. (Suggestion thanks to Cocoken)
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    Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

    This documentary takes a look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.
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    Dreams of a Life (2011)

    This documentary touches on the life of Joyce Vincent, a recluse, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003.
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    Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010)

    A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old.
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    The Arbor (2010)

    This documentary recreates a portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar.
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    The Woodmans (2010)

    The documentary tells the story of a young artist Francesca Woodmans and how her family perseveres after her suicide.
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    The Beaches of Agnès (2008)

    This documentary follows Agnès Varda, a French film director and Professor at the European Graduate School.
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    Herb & Dorothy (2008)

    This documentary follows Herb and Dorothy Vogel and their lives as unconventional art collectors.
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    Shut Up & Sing (2006)

    A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.
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    Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary (2002)

    This documentary features interview footage with Traudl Junge, one of Hitler's personal secretaries during WWII.
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    The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000)

    A documentary look, mostly through the eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, at her rise and fall as a popular televangelist with her high profile husband Jim Bakker.
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    The Brandon Teena Story (1998)

    This tragic documentary discusses the story of Brandon Teena (aka Teena Brandon), a transgendered person, who was murdered along with two others in 1993 in rural Nebraska.
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    Anne Frank Remembered (1995)

    This academy award-winning documentary tells the story of the Frank family and presents the first fully-rounded portrait of their brash and free-spirited daughter Anne.
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    Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994)

    This Oscar winning film talks about the work of the artist most famous for her monuments such as the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Civil Rights Fountain Memorial.
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    Grey Gardens (1975)

    In this iconic documentary, an old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

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