This Week at the Movies… A Wrinkle in Time
Showing this weekend at the Traer Theatre is the new sci-fi film for all ages A Wrinkle in Time. A pair of misfit siblings travel across time and space to save their father from enslavement in this made-for-TV adaptation of the classic children’s novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Meg Murry, a tomboy who fits in with neither the kids nor the teachers at her New England middle school, feels bereft when her scientist father vanishes, leading to unsavory speculation from small-town gossips. But thanks to Charles Wallace, her gifted but idiosyncratic younger brother, Meg befriends Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which – three cosmic beings who lead Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a journey to the sinister planet Camazotz, where Dr. Murry has been captured by the coercive power known as IT. Afflicted by hubris and naivete, young Charles Wallace falls under IT’s thrall, forcing Meg, Calvin, and their allies on a dangerous flight across time and space. But thanks to the healing touch of a kindly monster known as Aunt Beast, Meg is able to face her own insecurities and attempt a final rescue of her loved ones. This feature has been rated PG and has a runtime of 1 hour 51 minutes.