‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Opens AFI Fest With a Spoonful of Oscar Hopes

“Saving Mr. Banks” came to the same theater on Thursday night where “Mary Poppins” premiered almost 50 years ago – and apart from Disney’s inability to track down exactly where Walt Disney and P.L. Travers were sitting on that night in 1964, the company had to figure this night was downright supercalifragilistic … Well, you know the rest.

A thoroughly crowd-pleasing film about the battles between Disney and the stubborn author Travers over the film version of her beloved children’s book, “Saving Mr. Banks” opened this year’s AFI Fest by staging its North American premiere at the TCL Chinese, which is far better known under the name it sported back when “Mary Poppins” premiered there in the summer of 1964, Grauman’s Chinese.  Read More...



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