Ava DuVernay Holds An Advanced ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Screening In Compton
Ava DuVernay continues to put on for her hometown of Compton by inviting students to screen her upcoming Disney film A Wrinkle in Time before anyone else.
The list of superstar talent and ingenious creatives from Compton is long and well-worth the read. For Ava DuVernay, the renowned film director, has maintained her roots to Hub City and continues to make an impression on the community by doing cool things such as inviting students and the community to see her latest film, A Wrinkle in Time, before anyone else.
Dubbed #WrinkleInCompton, the advance screening took place at the Dollarhide Community Center, since the city of Compton does not have a movie theater of its own. The opening week event took place last night, Friday, March 2, when Ava and her company turned the community center into a makeshift movie theater, equipped with theater-esque chairs and traditional movie theater refreshments.
Ava even stepped it up a notch by enlisting a special sound team to ensure that the film’s sound quality was tops.
Before Wrinkle started, Malia Mason, Miss Compton 2017, greeted the children, while Ava and the mayor of Compton, Aja Brown conducted a Q&A chat. “I’ve never seen a black girl fly in a movie,” Ava said when sharing her motivation for making Wrinkle. “I’m the first black woman to do it but I know I won’t be the last, one of you can do it too,” Ava concluded as the kids erupted in cheers and applause.
Ava DuVernay is the first black woman director to helm a $100 million dollar film, and judging by the reaction of the community, she’ll make that money back and then some.
A Wrinkle in Time will hit theaters nationwide on March 9, 2018.