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Basehor parish hosts ‘Sound of Freedom’ actor Jim Caviezel

Jim Caviezel stars in a scene from the movie “Sound of Freedom.” (OSV News photo/Angel Studios)

by Joe Bollig

BASEHOR — Area Catholics will have the opportunity to meet actor Jim Caviezel and attend a private showing of his latest thriller, “Sound of Freedom,” at the end of November.

Caviezel, who is renowned for his work in the television series “Person of Interest” and the blockbuster film “The Passion of the Christ,” is promoting his latest film in the Greater Kansas City area.

There will be three events, and tickets for each event must be purchased ahead of time. No tickets will be sold at the door for these events. The showing and appearances by Caviezel are sponsored by Hunter Nation Foundation and proceeds will benefit REHOPE.

REHOPE, formerly Restoration House of Greater Kansas City, is a faith-based 501(c)3 organization providing services to women and children victims of human trafficking.

The private showing of “Sound of Freedom” about human trafficking will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 at AMC Town Center 20, 11701 Nall Ave, Leawood. General admission is a suggested donation of $10 per ticket.

This will be followed by a small, private event with Caviezel on Dec. 1 and then a public presentation by Caviezel at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Holy Angels Parish, 15440 Leavenworth Rd., Basehor. Caviezel will talk about his Catholic faith, human trafficking and his film projects.

The suggested donation to attend the presentation is $25 per ticket, which may be purchased at the Holy Angels Parish office, after Masses or by calling parishioner Keith Mark at (816) 803-2893. Will-call arrangements are available.

There will also be sponsorship opportunities for the private event, movie and presentation at Holy Angels, said Mark.

The sponsorships are:

• Pew sponsorships $1,500: 10 presentation tickets and five movie admissions.

• Bronze Level sponsorships $2,500: 10 presentation tickets, five movie admissions and one private event pass.

• Silver Level sponsorships $5,000: 10 presentation tickets, 10 movie admissions and two private event passes.

• Gold Level sponsorships $10,000: 10 presentation tickets, 10 movie admissions and four private event passes.

Sponsorship proceeds will go to REHOPE. For tickets to each event or for information, call Mark.

About the author

Joe Bollig

Joe has been with The Leaven since 1993. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in journalism. Before entering print journalism he worked in commercial radio. He has worked for the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press and Sun Publications in Overland Park. During his journalistic career he has covered beats including police, fire, business, features, general assignment and religion. While at The Leaven he has been a writer, photographer and videographer. He has won or shared several Catholic Press Association awards, as well as Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara awards for mission coverage. He graduated with a certification in catechesis from a two-year distance learning program offered by the Maryvale Institute for Catechesis, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Education at Old Oscott, Great Barr, in Birmingham, England.

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