The trio attended the Los Angeles premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre
on Wednesday, joining the film’s star, Christian Bale, on
the red carpet.
Director Terry George’s new historical drama, also
Isaac, focuses on the Armenian Genocide carried out by the crumbling
Ottoman Empire during World War I. As the war drags on, the national
mood gets worse and Armenian citizens become the victims of raging hate crimes.
Following the screening, the wife ofKanye West,
36, tweeted: “So proud of the movie #ThePromise Everyone please go see it and
finally hear the story of the Armenian people.”
In April 2015, Kim and sisterKhloé
Armenia for eight days during which they paid
their respectsto the
Armenian Genocide Memorial in the country’s capital — which is dedicated to the
estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed by the Ottoman Turks at the beginning of
the 20th century. The visit was later shown on their family’s E! seriesKeeping Up with the Kardashiansin October 2016.
Meanwhile, Cher, who was born Cherilyn Sarkisian, has been
very vocal about her support for the film.
“Hitler said if they don’t remember the Armenians, they will not
remember the Jews. We cannot let this happen to another group of people. I vow
to keep the promise,” the icon said in a video released on Wednesday.
And back in October, Cher tweeted that she sawThe
Promisefor the first
time, writing: “NEVER AGAIN!”
Cher’s late father, John Paul Sarkisian, was of Armenian
In addition,The Promise has
garnered celebrity support fromLeonardo DiCaprio,Barbra
Streisand, Armenian-American tennis legend Andre
Agassi, as wellGeorge Clooneyand his pregnant wife, human rights lawyerAmal
Clooney, both of whom attended the film’s London premiere
earlier this month.
All proceeds fromThe Promise, which hits
theaters April 21, will be donated to non-profit organizations geared to
helping spread Armenian culture and education, including Elton John’s AIDS
24 will mark the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.