How Much A Wrinkle In Time Made Opening Night

Carla Harmon
March 13, 2018

The Disney film, directed by Ava DuVernay, boasts an incredible cast - including Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon - but a negative reception from critics risked denting its returns in cinemas.

After more than five decades of being appreciated as a classic of children's literature, and 15 years after a TV movie version failed to impress, A Wrinkle in Time has finally received the big screen treatment, with director Ava DuVernay's adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's book now playing in theaters. "It's why I feel privileged to call her my big sister", Coogler wrote in a letter pubished on ESPN.

Ryan Coogler, another great director on the rise, took to ESPNW to pen a supportive tribute to DuVernay and her new film. He also credits her with sharing the inclusion rider clause two years before Frances McDormand spoke about it at the 2018 Academy Awards.

The Compton native's relatively late to the movie game and has already got some pretty impressive films under her belt like Selma, 13, and more recently, A Wrinkle In Time. Ava is inclusion, equity and representation.

Ava opened A Wrinkle in Time in the U.S. yesterday, and Ryan penned an "ode" to the director of the film starring Oprah Winfrey, calling her a "pioneer" for "inclusion, equity and representation".

"Ava is the past, present and future", Coogler wrote.

"I almost lost my father, and it nearly broke me in half", he recalled.

Variety speculates "A Wrinkle In Time" may be able to dethrone "Black Panther" due to its spring break release date. Ava, the warrior, weathered that loss while making "13th" to show everyone with a Netflix subscription that American slavery never ended - it had only morphed.

Coogler described A Wrinkle In Time as "a film about a little black girl with glasses - like my mom, like my wife, like my big sister Ava - who refuses to accept that her dad is lost".

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