Kanye West’s new 35-minute music movie will cost more than $1 for every 2 minutes you watch

Kanye West’s new 35-minute music movie will cost more than $1 for every 2 minutes you watch
  • Kanye West‘s new music movie “Jesus is King” hits theatres worldwide on Friday.
  • Fans should expect to fork out between $10 and $19.75 for the 35-minute film, according to IndieWire — including credits.
  • After a month delay, the film finally premiered on Wednesday night in Los Angeles with West performing live alongside the big screen. 
  • The audio-visual experience is described by the film’s official website as a “one-of-a-kind experience” as it features West’s famous “Sunday Service” filmed in the never-before-seen art installation “The Roden Crater.”
  • New footage of West singing and cradling 5-month old son, Psalm, also features in the film.
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Kanye West fans can finally bask in all his gospel glory with IMAX theatres worldwide releasing his much-anticipated music movie “Jesus is King” on Friday.

A screening of the film won’t come cheap, though — IndieWire reports that the 35-minute film, some of which is made up by credits, will cost between $10 and $19.75.

That means audiences will be paying $1.12 every two minutes to see Yeezy on the big screen.

“Jesus is King,” which will see West perform music from his new album of the same name, was originally slated for a September 27th release with West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, sharing teasers of the film for months. 

—Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 29, 2019

However, on Wednesday night eager fans finally got to the film exclusively when it premiered at The Forum in Los Angeles.

The event saw West perform parts of the album live to fans who sat cross-legged on the floor in a jungle-transformed arena. 

Kanye Concert

“Jesus is King” premiere at The Forum in Los Angeles
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Despite being a phone-free event, fans managed to sneak some social media photos, giving the world an inside glimpse into the cinematic experience. 

—Photos Of Kimye ?? (@PhotosOfKanye) October 24, 2019

—Incognito (@getPEYdaTON) October 24, 2019

Some even got exclusive merchandise from the man himself. 

—✞ (@WePrada) October 24, 2019

—Photos Of Kimye ?? (@PhotosOfKanye) October 24, 2019

“Jesus is King” is the ninth studio album for West.

The movie was filmed last summer featuring footage from his now famous “Sunday Service,” which has seen the likes of Brad Pitt, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber previously attend. 

Read more: Kanye West’s application to trademark ‘Sunday Service’ was denied. 

The audio-visual experience was directed by famed British fashion photographer Nick Knight and gives fans and art buffs alike an exclusive look at visionary artist James Turrell’s “Roden Crater” installation, which acted as the film’s location and also appears on the album artwork.

The setting of the film shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to fans, with West making a $10 million dollar donation to complete the “Roden Crater” earlier this year. 

—ye (@kanyewest) December 13, 2018

Fans can expect a “one of a kind experience” with the official website saying the film “will feature songs arranged by West in the gospel tradition along with new music from his forthcoming album.” 

The Los Angeles Times reports that the movie sees West sing and rap about addiction, religion, “the power of prayer, and Jesus’ ability to heal.”

Read more: Kim Kardashian revealed her fourth child Psalm was almost named Ye instead – as in, Kanye West’s nickname

Aside from the music, fans also get an inside look at West’s parenting skills as he sings while cradling his five-month old son, Psalm. 


A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Oct 17, 2019 at 8:16am PDT

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