By Tiana Raimist-Carter
A story about a little brown girl who saves the world, A Wrinkle in Time is the film we need in 2018. Haven’t had a chance to see it yet? C&IS has you covered tomorrow Tuesday, March 20th. Keep reading on how to see it and hear from a panel of C&IS professors who have all been involved with past Black Warrior Film Festivals.
On Tuesday, March 20th, C&IS will celebrate Women's History Month by supporting the first film with a $100 million budget to be directed by a woman of color, A Wrinkle in Time.
Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with Black Warrior Film Festival advisor Dr. Rachel Raimist, panelist alum Dr. Robin Boylorn and festival juror Professor Marquette Jones.
Adapted from the classic novel, BWFF VIP alum Ava DuVernay has done it again and has taken us on a fantastical journey on screen that shows the diverse world we live in.
Stand out actress Storm Reid gives her character Meg Murray an incredible sense of curiosity and strength as she embarks on a journey to find her truth. Meg Murray explores childlike wonder and shows other 14-year-old mixed girls that they can like science, math, and save the world too.
As a young mixed girl myself, I always felt a disconnect to the white faces I saw in movies and felt like they didn’t tell my story, but when I watched A Wrinkle in Time, I was thrown back into my childhood and given a sense of confidence I’d never felt after watching a blockbuster film before. That is why I think stories like this are so important, it’s time we have main characters who look like everyday mixed girls.
The story was incredible and I left the theater knowing that this film is empowering young people of color.
One of my favorite moments was definitely seeing BWFF alum and former University of Alabama TCF student Cierra Glaudé’s name roll across the screen in the title sequence as another reminder of why Ava DuVernay is so important in the film and television industry. She puts cameras in the hands of brown girls and tells them they can do anything they put their minds too.
We’re proud of you Ava and Cierra and we can’t wait to see what is next.