CBS – 58 January 22, 2016 Sundance Curtain Raiser – Spotlight on JIM by Jessica Tighe

http://www.cbs58.com/story/31031491/documentary-on-james-foley-premiering-at-sundance Clip: http://www.cbs58.com/story/31031491/documentary-on-james-foley-premiering-at-sundance A documentary premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday promises never-before-heard details about the James Foley story. The 1996 Marquette University graduate was kidnapped in 2012 while working as a freelance journalist in Syria. Two years later, video surfaced showing an ISIS militant beheading him. The video of the execution was seen around […]

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ABC NEWS- January 20, 2016- “Mother of Murdered Journalist: Hostages’ Return Gives Hope,” by Kathy McCormack, Associated Press

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mother-murdered-journalist-hostages-return-hope-36398627 Mother of Murdered Journalist: Hostages’ Return Gives Hope The mother of slain journalist James Foley said Wednesday the family was “delighted” to see the return of four Iranian-American citizens freed by Iran in a prisoner swap with the United States and is hopeful that the U.S. government will make hostages more of a priority. […]

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January 20, 2016 Sting’s Concert in Memory of James Foley By Dominic Pattern

Sundance: Sting To Play Fest For James Foley Docu Sundance: Sting To Play Fest For James Foley Docu A Kennedy Center honorary, Emmy winner and Oscar nominee is coming to the Robert Redford founded festival this year. Rumored for a few weeks, it is now official – Sting will be playing the Sundance Film Festival on January 23 in a performance […]

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HuffPost January 20, 2016 By Kathy McCormack

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mother-of-slain-journalist-hostages-return-gives-hope_us_56a00102e4b0d8cc1098950c “She is working on a book about her son. She said the family was heading Wednesday to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where a documentary about Foley will make its debut. The film, titled, “Jim: The James Foley Story,” is by his childhood friend, Brian Oakes, and is scheduled to be shown on […]

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Chicago Tribune January 20, 2016 HBO Trailer Pick-up By CT Staff

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-trailer-james-foley-documentary-20160120-story.html Trailer released for James Foley documentary HBO has released a trailer for the upcoming documentary “Jim: The James Foley Story.” The film is about James Foley, the freelance war correspondent who was abducted in Syria and beheaded in 2014 by ISIS. Foley was a 2008 graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern […]

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New York Times January 21, 2016 10 Sundance Movies with Heat By Brooks Barnes

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/21/movies/sundance-film-festival-2016-guide.html 10 Sundance Movies With Heat ‘Jim: The James Foley Story’ Sundance is renowned for its documentaries, but this year’s festival is packed with one nonfiction sizzler after another. “Jim: The James Foley Story” is so topical — Mr. Foley, a journalist, was executed by the Islamic State in 2014 — that HBO has already snapped up the rights. […]

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January 21, 2016 Jim recontextualizes Foley’s image by Daniele Alcinii

http://realscreen.com/2016/01/21/january-21-sundance-16-jim-the-james-foley-story/ Brian Oakes‘ name has swirled around the film and documentary world for more than a decade. The New York-based Oakes has been linked to such projects as Inequality for All, Freakonomics and Bobby Fischer Against the World as a motion graphics designer, but his feature doc debut only came in November 2014, when he started work on a profoundly […]

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January 21, 2016 Sundance promises films on race, sexuality, and violence by Sandy Cohen

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jan/21/sundance-fest-promises-films-on-race-sexuality/ The roster of competition films is more varied, with such titles as “Jim: The James Foley Story,” about the young war correspondent murdered by ISIS; “Newtown,” which delves into parents’ grief after the Sandy Hook massacre; “Suited,” which counts Lena Dunham as a producer and spotlights tailors who specialize in making clothing for transgender […]

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BBC.com January 21, 2016 Sundance Curtain Raiser by BBC Staff

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35372004   The Sundance Film Festival 2016 kicks off

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January 21, 2016 Sundance Curtain Raiser: 19 Documentaries to see By Matthew Jacobs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/documentary-preview-sundance-film-festival-2016_us_56a05b71e4b0404eb8f04d6b   19 Documentaries Premiering At The Sundance Film Festival That We’ll Be Talking About In 2016 “Jim: The James Foley Story” Directed by Brian Oakes Global awareness of ISIS’ threats can be linked to a single video that circulated in 2014, depicting kidnapped American journalist James Foley as the terrorist group threatened his life. In his […]

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