Questlove Starts #WRINKLEChallenge to Get Kids Into 'A Wrinkle in Time'

The Roots drummer says, "It's IMPORTANT that children see this film."

Questlove at champ game

Questlove of the Roots perform during halftime of the NFC Championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Questlove at champ game

The release of the highly anticipated movie A Wrinkle in Time is just a few days away, and lots of people are excited to see the Ava DuVernay-directed adaptation. Among those most excited? Questlove.

The drummer/memoirist/producer/late night TV foil/awesome walk-on music chooser tweeted early Tuesday morning that he is starting a drive to raise money to buy children tickets to the film.

"im startin the #WRINKLEchallenge—because it's IMPORTANT that children see this film," he wrote. "[I]f you are able to donate...,please rise to the occasion."

*breaking news* im startin the #WRINKLEchallenge --- because it's IMPORTANT that children see this film. if you are able to donate ($10 bucks or $10 katrillion) please rise to the occasion. SUPER EASY! click here

— ?st (@questlove) March 6, 2018

To raise the money, Questlove linked to the existing fundraising effort started by AMC Theaters and the organization Color of Change, called "Give a Child the Universe." If you want to donate, click here.

"Money raised by Give a Child the Universe will go to a passionate network of local partners, schools and community-based organizations, allowing children to enjoy this highly anticipated title regardless of economic challenges," according to a press release.

Questlove's efforts were noticed by DuVernay herself. "What a glorious person you are," she wrote.

You are a glorious soul. ✨💛✨

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 6, 2018

Waking up to your gorgeous, late-night #WRINKLEchallenge. What a glorious person you are. 🖤

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 6, 2018


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