Kim Kardashian has been working hard on her passion of criminal justice reform the last couple of years, making numerous trips to prisons, as well as the White House, to work on new initiatives. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is even doing an apprenticeship and taking the bar exam to become a lawyer. So it makes sense that when she and her husband, Kanye West, went to see the new film Just Mercy starring Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan, they were inspired to help everyone see it.
Kim and her Grammy-winning husband announced this week that they have partnered with non-profit organization Represent Justice to buy out movie theaters across the country to give people free tickets to see the film. The KKW Beauty founder posted on her Instagram story:
“I was so moved after seeing #JustMercy, that Kanye and I want to make sure you have the chance to see it too. So we are joining @werepjustice to buy out theaters across the country to give you a chance to win tickets to a free screening. Sign up at representjustice.org/kkw and get ready to be blown away by the incredible work of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative and the amazing performances by Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson.”
The film follows the real-life story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan), who works tirelessly to free wrongfully convicted inmates, specifically Alabama woodcutter Walter McMillian (Foxx), who was sentenced to death in 1988 for the murder of an 18-year-old white woman. The movie also stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson.
I guess you can say that Kim is taking her activism work to the silver screen!