Doc Soup Calgary Presents – JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY

Posted on March 2, 2016

Sundance 2016 Audience Award Winner JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY is the sixth and final selection of the 2015-16 Doc Soup season.

Presented by Hot Docs and the Calgary International Film Festival, the screening will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at Cineplex Eau Claire at 7 p.m.

JIM is an examination of the life of American photojournalist James “Jim” Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria, two years before the infamous video of his public execution introduced much of the world to ISIS.

Directed by close childhood friend Brian Oakes, the documentary tells the story of Jim’s life through intimate interviews with his family, friends and fellow journalists.

A powerful chronicle of bravery, compassion and pain at the dawn of America’s war with ISIS.

Individual tickets for JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY are now available.

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Laura Carlson; Calgary International Film Festival
403-452-4845 (office); 587-700-0116 (cell)


Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership between the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival. The series is now in its ninth year, and runs from November 2016 to April 2017. Screening on the first Wednesday of each month, Doc Soup showcases six of the latest and most acclaimed Canadian and international documentaries, bringing local audiences the finest in inspiring and intelligent non-fiction cinema from across the globe.

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