Ryan Coogler Pens Heartfelt Letter to Ava DuVernay

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Coogler, who recently directed the Marvel hit Black Panther showed some serious love for DuVernay on the opening day of her film A Wrinkle In Time, writing a heartfelt ode to their friendship and the incredible woman she is for espnW. In this article, he goes in depth about what makes Ava stand out among her peers, Coogler being one of them.

The director recalled how DuVernay, a publicist-turned-director, was "already one of (his) heroes" before he met her.

After more than five decades of being appreciated as a classic of children's literature, and 15 years after a TV movie version failed to impress, A Wrinkle in Time has finally received the big screen treatment, with director Ava DuVernay's adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's book now playing in theaters. "She makes the most distant dreams and ideas a reality", Coogler wrote.

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In addition to the quality of her work, Coogler also talks about DuVernay's efforts to improve diversity on her sets, including her decision to hire all-female directors and women in important creative roles for season one of her OWN Network show Queen Sugar, something she plans to continue in season 2. Ava is inclusion, equity and representation.

"Ava is the past, present and future". She is all of these things, but sometimes I forget she is human.

Like the original novel, A Wrinkle in Time follows the young Meg Murry as she journeys across space with her brother, Charles, and new friend, Calvin, to save her father, and along the way, the trio are aided by Mrs.

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The Fruitvale Station director ended his note with some love for A Wrinkle in Time.

He also referred to the hidden message found within "A Wrinkle in Time" that told the story of "a little black girl with glasses" who refused to accept that her father was lost.

"The main character in the film, Meg, uses her love, her hope and her kickass skills as a scientist to bring him back, and maybe she saves the universe along the way", he wrote to end the letter.

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