On Saturday, January 23rd, the new documentary film, JIM: The James Foley Story will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by close childhood friend Brian Oakes, the film tells the story of Jim’s 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 intimacy that reveals their courageous untold story of perseverance. Made with unparalleled access (including footage Foley shot himself), and using carefully rendered, sensitive recreations, Oakes takes viewers deep into the darkness and valor of Jim’s captivity. What emerges is a powerful chronicle of bravery, compassion and pain at the dawn of America’s war with ISIS.
The film will air on HBO on Saturday, February 6th, at 9pm.