Remember Niki Caro, the director of the beautiful Whale Rider, which came out 12 years ago? She may have tied into another strong inspirational saga with McFarland, U.S.A. (Disney, 2.20.15). Pic tells the true story of track coach Jim White, who led a mostly Latino high school track team to an unlikely championship in the mid ’80s. Obviously a descendant of David Anspaugh‘s Hoosiers (’86), which came out right around the time when White’s story was unfolding. Kevin Costner has always had an affinity for sports sagas so there’s nothing shocking here.