The buzz on Disney’s upcoming ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ is that director Ava DuVernay has delivered a film, much like ‘Black Panther’ will inspire a new generation. Now AMC theaters have partnered with the online racial justice organization Color of Change to launch an initiative called ‘Give a Child the Universe’ which looks to get tickets to this groundbreaking film into the hands of underprivileged children who may otherwise not be able to see the film in theaters. The goal for ‘Give a Child the Universe’ is to encourage individual and group benefactors to purchase bulk tickets to a local matinee showing of the movie on its opening day, March 9th. The tickets would be distributed schools and community organizations.
Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color Of Change stated:
“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. 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.”
Last year, Octavia Spencer and her costars in ‘Hidden Figures‘ bought out screenings of their hit movie and donated the tickets to low-income families. Spencer just did something very similar, buying out screenings to ‘Black Panther‘ for young people of color.
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Directed by Ava DuVernay, in ‘A Wrinkle in Time’, Oprah Winfrey stars as Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dr. Kate Murry, Michael Peña as Red, the Man with Red Eyes, Storm Reid as Meg Murry, Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium, Chris Pine as Dr. Alex Murry, Levi Miller as Calvin O’Keefe, Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace Murry, André Holland as Principal Jenkins, Rowan Blanchard as Veronica, Daniel MacPherson as Paddy O’Keefe and Thomas Leigh as Sandy and Dennys Murry. The film opens on March 9.
Source: Entertainment Weekly