Ava DuVernay's hometown, Compton, doesn't have a movie theater. But it didn't stop DuVernay and Disney from screening her new film, A Wrinkle in Time, in the California city. And it was quite an experience, according to the famed director.
"I asked @Disney if the first public screening of #WrinkleinTime could be in my hometown of Compton," read her tweet. "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."
The post came with an adorable video of a huge room full of kids cheering and waving to the camera with the hashtag #WrinkleInCompton displayed don it. In an Instagram post, DuVernay also squatted down next to a "City of Compton" inscription on the floor with a poster for her magical Disney film behind her. In the caption, she thanked Compton's mayor, Aja Brown, and the city for "welcoming [her] home so warmly."
The news comes after Big Sean revealed his hometown, Detroit, also doesn't have a movie theater. Now he's planning on building a deluxe theater there. Perhaps DuVernay will follow his move and do the same for Compton. (We're sure her fellow Compton creative, Kendrick Lamar, wouldn't mind pitching in either!)
In the meantime, A Wrinkle in Time, is set to be released in theaters on March 9.