News Details

Ava DuVernay Comes to Compton

On Friday, March 2, 2018, Ava DuVernay teamed up with Mayor Aja Brown to return to her hometown, Compton, to host the first community screening of her upcoming film Wrinkle In Time at the Dollarhide Community Center! At Ava's request, Disney created a pop-up theater with top quality sounds and visuals for 300 students from Celerity Charter and Barack Obama Charter Schools to watch this fantasy film in style. Students took pictures on the red carpet with Mayor Brown and Maliyah Mason, Miss Compton 2018, and enjoyed the full theater experience with hotdogs, nachos, and popcorn.

Before the private screening, students listened in on a conversation between Ava and Mayor Brown where Ava explained the importance of creating this film: "So that kids of color - black and brown kids - can see themselves fly, and hop planets, and save the universe. To see that they can do whatever they want to do and that nothing is impossible” says Ava DuVernay.

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic that takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light, good versus evil and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Walt Disney Studios presents “A Wrinkle in Time,” directed by Emmy® winner and Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle. The film is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield and Adam Borba serving as executive producers, and stars two-time Academy Award® nominee Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which; Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit; Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who; Storm Reid as Meg Murry; Levi Miller as Calvin; Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry; Michael Peña as Red; with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium and Emmy nominee Chris Pine as Mr. Murry. A Wrinkle in Time Opens Nationwide March 9th.