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Jim: The James Foley Story

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In August 2014, the video execution of American conflict journalist James Foley by the militant group ISIS challenged the world to deal with a new face of terror. But 40-year-old Foley was more than just the victim of this brutal killing. Seen through the lens of filmmaker Brian Oakes, Foley�۪s childhood friend, JIM: The James Foley Story takes viewers from small-town New England to the adrenaline-fueled front lines of Libya and Syria, where Foley pushed the limits of danger to report on the plight of civilians impacted by war. The film culminates in Foley�۪s 2012 capture by ISIS and the confusion and emotional upheaval that followed, ending in his ...

  • DirectorBrian Oakes
  • Runtime: 1 hr 51 min
  • StudioGRAVITAS VENTURES
  • QualityHD

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Oscars: Sting Performs Oscar-Nominated Original Song From 'Jim: The James Foley Story' - Hollywood Reporter


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Oscars: Sting Performs Oscar-Nominated Original Song From 'Jim: The James Foley Story'
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Four-time Oscar nominee Sting performed his original song "The Empty Chair" from the documentary Jim: The James Foley Story at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday. Alone onstage with an acoustic guitar, Sting gave an emotional performance of his ...
Oscars 2017: Sting performs 'The Empty Chair'EW.com (blog)
Sting performs song from film about slain NH journalist James Foley at OscarsBoston.com
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How Sting and J. Ralph told James Foley's story through song - 89.3 KPCC


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How Sting and J. Ralph told James Foley's story through song
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Now the song that plays at the end of “Jim: The James Foley Story” is nominated for an Oscar. It's an odd contender in a race that includes songs from three movie musicals where the songs are part of the narrative: “La La Land,” “Moana” and “Trolls ...
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Sting Hopes to 'Shine More Light' on 'Jim: The James Foley Story' Documentary With Oscar Nomination - Billboard


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Sting Hopes to 'Shine More Light' on 'Jim: The James Foley Story' Documentary With Oscar Nomination
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But he felt an added responsibility when he penned the lyrics to “The Empty Chair,” the end-credits song in Jim: The James Foley Story, the moving documentary about the American journalist captured and beheaded by ISIS. The song, with music by J. Ralph ...
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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — J. Ralph ('Jim: The James Foley Story') - Hollywood Reporter


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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — J. Ralph ('Jim: The James Foley Story')
Hollywood Reporter
This year, he may well extend that record with a third nom, for "The Empty Chair," a song that he and three-time Oscar nominee Sting were moved to write for Jim's end-credits — free of charge — after seeing Brian Oakes' film about Foley's life and death.

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Jim – The James Foley Story review: unbearably sad but celebratory - The Guardian


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Jim – The James Foley Story review: unbearably sad but celebratory
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Storyville: Jim – The James Foley Story (BBC4, Sunday) does not show – or dwell on – his murder. It is a film, made by his childhood friend Brian Oakes, about what came before. It is about James's – Jim's – life, told by his parents in their cosy New ...

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Jim: The James Foley Story review – the life behind a shocking death - The Guardian


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Jim: The James Foley Story review – the life behind a shocking death
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A personal portrait of the American photojournalist who was beheaded by Isis, this documentary was directed by Foley's childhood friend, first-time film-maker Brian Oakes. As such, it is crafted with love rather than any great skill. It's impassioned ...

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