Of course there are great sounding documentaries I didn't get a chance to screen (such as Brooklyn Castle) - this list is just based on what I saw during the festival. If was picking an additional runner up to my set below that honor would go to Girl Model which is a deeply unsettling story about the Siberian-Japan link for young models - that never really goes to as horrifying place as one fears, while still being extremely memorable in many ways.
I'll be following up with a separate post just focused on narrative features. And then likely a final one with some of notable film experiences (not all entirely positive) during the festival. Plus of course many more reviews still to be written.
Reelgrrls. Oh, and just a bit about the fascinating originator of Wonder Woman and why she always seems to be tied up in early editions of the comics. Worth seeing by comic fans .... and everyone else. It's funny, it's insightful, it'll make you want to twirl around to see if you become a superhero. Not that I ever tried that as a kid...
In short - See it. If you don't believe me here's a much longer take that basically says the same thing.