Ryan Coogler Pens Ode To Ava DuVernay On ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Premiere Day
Friends since 2013, Ryan Coogler pens a heartfelt tribute to Ava DuVernay for her achievements and for the Disney film A Wrinkle In Time.
With the film A Wrinkle In Time out and in theaters across the country, Ava DuVernay is receiving praise and love from all those who appreciate her. One in particular is her fellow director Ryan Coogler. The hugely-successful Black Panther director pens a real love fest of a letter to salute her for making history as the first black woman to helm a $100 million project.
“Ava DuVernay is someone who makes the impossible look easy. It’s why I feel privileged to call her my big sister,” Coogler wrote in his ESPNW piece. “She was already one of my heroes, and that was before she took one of the most sought-after scripts in Hollywood and turned it into the best film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that anyone will ever make.”
Both DuVernay and Coogler have lauded each other’s talents before. The latter, in his essay, shouted out the history-making stance of the former in her work before it became a call-to-action by the Hollywood elite. “The use of female directors and key creatives a full two years before the great Frances McDormand shared with the world what an inclusion rider was. Ava is inclusion, equity and representation,” Coogler wrote.
“Ava is the past, present and future,” and rightfully so because she is a talent of immense proportions who is giving us all the feels, while championing #BlackExcellence every step of the way.
Read Ryan Coogler’s entire tribute here and don’t hesitate to see Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time this weekend and beyond.