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13 new must-watch documentaries, from Beyonce's 'Homecoming' to Steve Bannon's 'The Brink'


Still ahead this year are documentaries about the rise of female congresswomen, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; the love story following penguins in Antarctica; the push to erect Satanic monuments outside state capitol buildings; and a character study of enigmatic tycoon John DeLorean.


Why it's worth your time: The doc directed by Rachel Lears ("The Hand That Feeds") premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival , where it won the audience award.


's grassroots political rise, her connection with her late father and the congressional campaigns of her fellow Democrats Amy Vilela, Cori Bush and Paula Jean Swearengin.


Why it's worth your time: Before famed sexologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer talked openly about intercourse on TV, she escaped Nazi Germany and became a single mother working for Planned Parenthood.


Usually, that means with her books, but with "The Pieces I Am," the Nobel Prize-winning author is front and center, telling stories about her life and impact, with appearances from famous friends including Oprah and Fran Lebowitz.


Danish director Mads Brugger ("The Red Chapel") investigates a case that involves rumors about a United National secretary-general who died in a plane crash in 1961 ... or was he killed?






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