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A Wrinkle in Time represents a positive disruption amidst the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements of what is possible in the workplace, whether in movie making or in any business.
By June Bayha
I’m on the countdown to March 9 — the day A Wrinkle in Time opens in theaters. Why am I so excited about this film? Yes, I love the book and read it aloud with our kids. Yes, I geeked out and slept overnight inside the Anaheim Convention Center for Disney’s D23 Expo to be among the first fans to see a preview of A Wrinkle in Time in July 2017.
Yes, I was there when everyone in Hall D23 jumped up, screaming with excitement after that preview. Director Ava DuVernay was introduced on stage accompanied by Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which), Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who), Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit), Chris Pine (Mr. Murry), and Storm Reid (Meg Murry).
But the overriding reason I am excited about this film is because of the behind-the-scenes stories I learned that make this film a success already. A Wrinkle in Time represents a positive disruption amidst the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements of what is possible in the workplace, whether in movie making or in any business. The joy, love, and enthusiasm for this film by the director and actors were contagious at D23. It was clear on that day in Hall D23 and from the interviews we at Bayha Group conducted with crew, this film is special.