Celebs back Mississippi theater screening of ‘Just Mercy’

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West bought all the tickets at a Mississippi movie theater to provide community members with a free showing of the movie “Just Mercy.”

The couple are among celebrities and organizations that have sponsored screenings of the movie nationwide.

The Daily Mississippian reports that they provided a free screening this week for nearly 300 people at a theater in Oxford, home of the University of Mississippi.

The legal drama is based on the true story of a black man falsely accused of killing a white woman.

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