Jim: The James Foley Story

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USA | 2015 | 120 Minutes | Brian Oakes

February 2, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | HBO Documentary Films
Free Screening, RSVP here
HBO Documentary Films invites Seattle audiences to be among the first to see this intimate and chilling documentary by director Brian Oakes that explores the life and death of his childhood friend, Frontline journalist James Foley, which world premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews from both critics and audience members. The film will be followed by a discussion with author Rajiv Chandrasekaran ("Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone") and Jacqueline Miller of World Affairs Council.

On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years before the infamous video of his public execution sent shockwaves and introduced much of the world to ISIS. Jim: The James Foley Story, by close childhood friend Brian Oakes, tells the story of his life through intimate interviews with his family, friends and fellow journalists – while fellow hostages reveal never-before-heard details of his captivity with a chilling immediacy that builds suspense. Made with unparalleled access, Jim: The James Foley Story is a harrowing chronicle of bravery, compassion and pain at the dawn of America’s war with ISIS.

Jim: The James Foley Story premieres Saturday, February 6 on HBO.

  • Director: Brian Oakes
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 120 Minutes