Ava DuVernay is known for her heart of gold and recently, the renowned film director and philanthropist held true to her giving nature by bringing one of the most anticipated movies of the season to her hometown of Compton, CA.
Since the city of Compton does not have a movie theater of its own, Duvernay made sure that children had the opportunity to see the Disney film right in their own backyard. On March 2nd, DuVernay made #WrinkleInCompton a reality by turning the Dollarhide Community Center into a makeshift movie theater. In addition to being treated to an advanced screening of the film, the children also got movie theater refreshments to enjoy while they watched.
Before the movie, children were greeted by Malia Mason, Miss Compton 2017 and got to partake in a round of Q&A between DuVernay and the Mayor of Compton, Aja Brown. With the desire to “see a black girl fly in a movie,” DuVernay finds herself at the helm of a 100-million-dollar film stating to the crowd of youngsters that, “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.”
The children also went home with A Wrinkle in Time swag that included backpacks, balls, and books. A Wrinkle in Time will hit theaters this Friday, March 9th! Are you planning on seeing it? Let us know! We want to hear from you.