Thanks to the “Give a Child the Universe” initiative and Color of Change, Disney’s new movie A Wrinkle In Time will be available for all children to watch.
AMC theaters make the exciting announcement Friday, saying that it is partnering up with Color of Change and “Give a Child the Universe” initiative. By encouraging people to donate or buy tickets to the movie, they hope to allow underprivileged children to see the film at their local AMC location.
“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,” said Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color Of Change. “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.”
“The Wrinkle in Time story is one that children from all backgrounds and walks of life can identify with and draw inspiration from, and we are thrilled to celebrate this film in a meaningful way, through the vision of Ava DuVernay and in partnership with Color of Change,” said Nikkole Denson-Randolph, vice president of special content at AMC to E! News.
A Wrinkle In Time, adapted from Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel stars Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. The film premieres on March 9.