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Dr. Q

The life story of an illegal immigrant, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, who became the head of brain tumor surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Saving Mr. Banks

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
Location: US - California

Electric Boy Genius

While in diapers, Ryan Patterson stuffs knives into electrical sockets and learns the power of electricity the hard way. He goes on to win 2001's "Intel International Science and Engineering Fair," which lands him a job working in aerospace robotics for Lockheed Martin.

Kyriakides

The life of of Stylianos Kyriakides, who won the 1946 Boston Marathon after escaping execution during the Nazi occupation of Greece.

Tiny Dancer

A Mexican-American ballet prodigy from Oakland, Calif., faces personal and family challenges.

Casey Connor Biopic

At age 17, Casey Connor, a promising singer-dancer, put her career aspirations aside to raise her 12-year-old sister following the death of their parents. She winds up accelerating her high school courses to graduate early and runs their mother's daycare center out of their Brooklyn home to pay down the family's debts. Her career dreams take off after a chance encounter with a talent manager lands her spinning gigs at New York City nightclubs and Los Angeles events.

Triumph

Set against the backdrop of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, the story of how the son of an Alabama sharecropper shattered Adolf Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy by winning a record four gold medals in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump and the 400-meter relay.