Questlove Challenges Celebs to Donate Tickets for Children to See 'A Wrinkle in Time'

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Ahmir Khalib Thompson aka Questlove arrives to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 8, 2017.

So far he's asked the movie's star, Oprah Winfrey, as well as Rosario Dawson and comedian Robin Thede to step up.

Questlove is encouraging celebrities to donate to "Color of Change," an initiative that grants free tickets for children to see A Wrinkle in Time. The effort is similar to the generous spirit of giving that helped pack a number of theaters for sold-out showings of Black Panther.

For every $10 (or 10 katrillion dollars) that's donated to the cause, AMC Theaters pledges a free ticket to the show. As the website explains it, "Kids of all kinds should see images of themselves throughout the universe." The representation in the fantasy film lies both on and off the screen -- the movie based on Madeleine L'Engle's beloved 1962 science fantasy novel -- boasts a diverse cast including Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid and Oprah Winfrey in lead roles, and is directed by Selma's Ava DuVernay, who is the first woman of color to direct a film with a budget of more than $100 million. 

Quest took to Twitter to ask Rosario Dawson, Robin Thede, and Oprah herself (while also requesting a follow-back) to join in donating a measly $10 to the pledge.  

Last month, a similar campaign took place for Black Panther, the Marvel movie that blew up for a multitude of reasons, one of which was the fact that it was the first major studio comic book film to star an all-black cast in super hero roles. Celebrities like KamayiahKendrick Lamar, and Travis Scott rented out theaters in their hometowns for kids to see it for free. 

Check out Quest's requests below.


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