*Yippee! If you are one of the hordes of folks who can’t wait to take your kids see the new Disney Film, A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Ava DuVernay, standing in line may be more than worth it. Especially if the ticket is FREE.
Thanks to an initiative called, The Color of Change, it just may be.
Executive director Rashad Robinson says, “Color of Change believes in the power of images and supports those working to change the rules in Hollywood so that inclusive, empathetic and human portrayals of black people and people of color are prominent on the screen.”
The film is an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel, and the colorful cast stars Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, and Storm Reid, a black teenager from South Central L.A., as the heroine. Important to note that in the book, Meg is white and lives in Connecticut.
This revision struck an important chord with DuVernay, who told The Washington Post…
“She’s just a black girl who has no superpowers but ends up doing extraordinary things that she didn’t even know she could, and I relate to that.”
Rashid Robinson states, “From Selma to now A Wrinkle in Time, Ava DuVernay has set out to change the rules in Hollywood for people of color and women. By casting a black teenage actress, Storm Reid, as the heroine at the center of this story, the filmmakers, and the studio, send a powerful message to millions of young people who will see someone like them embracing their individuality and strength to save the world. We are pleased to partner with AMC to ensure that as many young people as possible, regardless of economic and financial hardships, can see this groundbreaking film.”
Winfrey has compared DuVernay’s movie to a “new Wizard of Oz.”
Learn more about the screenings in the video clip below.