"I'm not sure if she was trying to equate them, but she was definitely speaking about something that she called the 'heresy of love'".
The biggest thing about "A Wrinkle in Time" was that I was a kid that always did everything wrong...was very disheveled...very severely bullied... and I was very alone because of that and what I loved about Meg was she wasn't someone who had to change who she was fundamentally to be so extraordinary. By then she had written, produced and directed two unbelievable films, about black women finding hope while experiencing grief and loss, all while maintaining a production and distribution company to finance and distribute underserved independent films made by women and people of color. She wrote, "For days after seeing #AWrinkleInTime I thought about how powerful it was to see a biracial character in a big studio movie".
Now, it seems, DuVernay's big-budget film might be getting the same treatment.
"She was so ideal in the role", DuVernay added. Meg's got braces, glasses, and a short fuse, especially about her father, played by Chris Pine.
MONDELLO: She is in fact a quote machine as played by Mindy Kaling.
"When people tell [my story], it's about race and gender - "black woman director" - but my story's also really about age, because I didn't pick up a camera until I was 32", she tells Refinery29. His drive for befriending Meg was a secret crush and a yearn for acceptance he was deprived of by his own father.
Most importantly, DuVernay has clearly approached the project with a personal connection and undeniable emotion. "So even though I loved the book I never saw myself as Meg", the Atlanta native says.
When she and Charles Wallace run into a boy from Meg's school, Calvin (Levi Miller), who has taken a liking to Meg, he ends up coming home for dinner with them, setting the stage for the adventure to come.
Ava DuVernay is a director, producer and screenwriter whose highly-anticipated movie, "A Wrinkle in Time", has earned her recognition as the first African-American woman to direct a film with a budget over $100 million.
"There are no black or Southeast Asian 'Mrs.' in the book".
That commencement speech...no one knows this (you're the first to know this) came out of "A Wrinkle in Time". She took a few minutes to welcome everyone to the screening and also asked the audience if they could think back to when they were 11 or 12 years old, saying the movie is flawless for that age group, as well as for anyone who could use their imaginations to take themselves back to that point in time. Reid said both films are proving that diverse narratives deserve to be developed. They don't question whether or not an idea is "realistic" or plausible and they don't get wrapped up in details the way we do.
I wouldn't worry too much.
While Reid enjoyed the world of Wakanda and gives it props for breaking barriers, she also says what sets "Wrinkle" apart is that regular teens can see themselves in the film. Meg doesn't have any superpowers. "She knows my name!" The scene where Meg and her father reunite is the film's high point, and one that was no doubt imbued with DuVernay's own recent past. It isn't just wishful thinking, either. And one of the best things that happens is the friendship that blossoms between Calvin and Meg. We're doing it for ... we don't want to do it for the wrong reasons.
While it would certainly feel out of place in a Lifeway bookstore, "A Wrinkle in Time" is certainly not an un-Christian or anti-Christian work.