Cutie and the Boxer
Nominated for Best Documentary, this film made its world debut at Sundance a year ago, and has steadily drawn praise and festival credits since then. It centers on the 40-year marriage of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara. Years ago she gave up her career to support her husband in his, painting with boxing techniques. But the scales have shifted as his reputation fades, and her autobiographical comic strips begin to drawn notice.

Now available on Netflix and Amazon.

20 Feet from Stardom
Focusing on a different art form altogether is the charming and insightful documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, which brings backup singers out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Documentarian Morgan Neville not only reveals the importance of back-up singers to the history music, but also follows the journeys of noteworthy performers past and present to give an in-depth look at these people who spend their lives so close to, and yet so far away from fame.

Now available on Amazon and iTunes.

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