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I Wanna Dance With Some...

Whitney Houston journeys from obscurity to musical superstardom. Houston wins six Grammy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards and two Emmy Awards, among many others. She sells more than 200 million records worldwide.

A Fine Brother

A biopic about Flora Sandes, the only British woman to enlist as a soldier and fight on the frontline in the First World War.

My Life On The Road

Feminist, journalist and activist Gloria Steinem becomes a galvanizing symbol for equality via surprising encounters along the road that help shape her.

Dirty White Boy

Jarred Weisfeld, a 22-year-old VH1-intern-turned-manager, has various misadventures with hip-hop artist Ol’ Dirty Bastard (real name: Russell Jones) leading up to the performer’s tragic death in 2004.

Losing My Virginity

Richard Branson goes from rags-to-riches as an entrepreneur with roots in the music business, as well as his love for death-defying stunts, including riding across the Atlantic Ocean in hot-air balloons.

A Boy Named Shel

Explores the personal and professional struggles that made Shel Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry collections “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic,” chart-topping songs such as Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” and Dr. Hook’s “The Cover of Rolling Stone”; and memorable illustrations.

Notes From a Young Blac...

Growing up in the Bronx as a boy, Kwame Onwuachi is sent to rural Nigeria by his mother to "learn respect." However, the hard-won knowledge gained in Africa is not enough to keep him from the temptation and easy money of the streets when he returns home. But through food, he breaks out of a dangerous downward spiral, embarks on a new beginning at the bottom of the culinary food chain as a chef on board a cleanup ship, before going on to train in the kitchens of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country and appear as a contestant on "Top Chef."

The Devil in the Kitchen

Marco Pierre White has a tumultuous childhood upbringing before becoming a rock star chef in 1980s London.

Where a Man Stands

Carter Paysinger, a black student from the wrong side of town, lands hard at upscale, mostly white Beverly Hills High, and his friendship with Fenton, a Jewish kid with whom he has little in common. Years later, Paysinger becomes a coach, teacher and eventually the first African-American principal in the storied school's 80-year history. This perch gives him the opportunity to team with Fenton to turn around the school and help the community that put him on the path to success.

Ashe

Arthur Ashe becomes the first African-American player to be selected to the U.S. Davis Cup team and to win three Grand Slam titles.

He Wanted The Moon

In the 1920s, Dr. Perry Baird, who was born in Texas and educated at Harvard, begins his career ascent in the field of medicine. Over time, he grows more and more interested in the cause of manic depression. Sadly

Blood, Bones & Butter

Gabrielle Hamilton, the youngest of five siblings born to a French mother and an artist father who made the sets for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, takes an unorthodox trajectory to becoming a chef. She later becomes the owner and chef of New York's Prune restaurant and also a trained writer with an MFA from the University of Michigan.

Joe Namath Movie

The movie will follow the quarterback's career from Bear Bryant's football program at the University of Alabama to the New York Jets of the NFL to his guarantee that his Jet would defeat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. All this while Broadway Joe battled knee problems so bad that he was actually denied entry into the Vietnam War. Of course, he went on to win the Super Bowl and become a cultural icon.

The Beautiful and the D...

The story centers on the romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayme, Jazz Age icons whose courtship and marriage was riddled with jealousy and acrimony. Fitzgerald used their relationship as material for h is novels, and Sayre, who ended up being admitted to a sanitarium, did the same.