This week we were pleased to see the subjects of three of our 2013 releases featured in Cinema Eye Honours list of 'The Unforgettables' published on Indiewire. The list is part of a new awards Cinema Eye Honors category, which will will pay tribute to this year's notable and siginificant faces of documentary film. Included in the list were Anwar Congo from The Act of Killing, Ushio and Noriko Shinohara from Cutie and the Boxer and Blackfish subject Tilikum the orca.
With this in mind, the Dogwoof team got thinking about the most 'Unforgettable' subjects from all the documentaries we have distributed over the years. Here are our very own Top 5 'Dogwoof Unforgottables', as voted for by Dogwoof staff. Let us know of any other Unforgettable subjects from our films you can think of over on our Twitter or Facebook.
Jackie Siegel - The Queen of Versailles. Flamboyant former beauty queen turned consort to time-share billionaire, Jackie lives in a world of maids, toy dogs and a wardrobe bigger than many people's homes, but still is a wildly appealing and warm character
Bill Cunningham - Bill Cunningham New York. Eccentric, principled, single-minded, legend - these are some words that have been used to describle Bill Cunningham, photographer for the New York TImes fashion pages and inventor of street fashion photography.
Joyce McKinney - Tabloid. Outrageous Moron kidnapper! Joyce Vincent hit the headlines not once but twice, first for kidnapping a mormon missionary and making him her sex slave, and secondly for cloning her dog Booger. Joyce is a prime example of dreaming and living big.
Anwar Congo - The Act of Killing. A self confessed mass-murdering "gangster", Anwar Congo's deep buried conscious came to light in Joshua Oppenheimer's extraordinary film and showed that despite being lauded as a hero, some crimes are too terrible to fully bury.
Marina Abramovic - Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present. Daring performance artist Marina Abramovic has for decades been the subject of other people's gaze, in her career spanning show at MOMA Marina turned the tables and challenged her audience to look into her eyes in one on one performances - which proved too much for some.