Ava DuVernay brings “A Wrinkle in Time” to Compton

Disney(LOS ANGELES) — Ahead of the release of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time on Friday, the movie’s director, Ava DuVernay, brought the fantasy film to her hometown.

In a tweet over the weekend, DuVernay revealed she’d held a private screening for the film in her hometown of Compton, California.

“I asked @Disney if the first public screening of #WrinkleinTime could be in my hometown of Compton,” she tweeted, along with a photo of a theater full of cheering fans.

“They created a theater experience with fab sound + picture quality out of a community center since there are no movie theaters in Compton. I thank them. And these kids do too.”

In another tweet, DuVernay offered gratitude to those in her city who helped to make her screening a reality.

“My thanks to the Mayor @AjaLBrown and the glorious City of Compton for welcoming me home so warmly. xo! #WrinkleinTime #WrinkleinCompton”

A Wrinkle in Time, which stars Oprah WinfreyReese WitherspoonMindy KalingChris Pine and Storm Reid, is based on the popular young adult book by Madeleine L’Engle. The film officially hits theaters on Friday, March 9 from Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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