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'A Wrinkle In Time' was... a trial

I remember how a few of us gathered around our colleague's Mac to watch the trailer for A Wrinkle In Time.

After hearing that Ava du Vernay was directing Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon in the upcoming film, I had been very interested. As we waited for the video to load (shoutout to slow internet) we talked excitedly about how quickly we would be going to see it in the cinema in a few months.

The visuals did not disappoint: lots of sweeping shots, everyone seemed to be flying, and there was a sense of wonder permeating the story. I had no idea what the movie would actually be about, but it looked great. Soon after, I made plans to read the source material: Madeleine L'Engle's children's book, also called A Wrinkle In Time. 

It was... difficult. I didn't understand what Madeleine wanted me to get from the story: is it about science? Is it about time travel? Is it about religion? Is this a coming of age story? I also couldn't get the images fro…

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