A WRINKLE IN TIME:
Friday, March 23 – 7 pm,
Saturday, March 24 – 4 & 8 pm,
Sunday, March 25 – 4 & 8 pm,
Wednesday, March 28 – 7 pm,
and Thursday, March 29 – 7 pm.
Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth and is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of their father, Mr. Murry (Chris Pine), which torments Meg and has left her mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) to three celestial guides – Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) – who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest.
Insider’s tip: Disney’s film is an adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, a science fantasy novel written by American writer Madeleine L’Engle between 1959 and 1960, first published in 1962. The book won the Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. The novel has been adapted into a play, as well as an opera.
“Director Ava DuVernay emphasizes an emotional clarity and narrative simplicity that allows the book’s sci-fi examination of friendship, family and forgiveness to resonate with almost mythic force” (Tim Grierson, Screen International). Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, adds: “Its message is of a young woman’s empowerment, and of how love can save a family . . . .”