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The Overnighters – (dir. Jesse Moss)
West Mall 7 Theatres – Doors Open 6:00pm – Film Begins 6:30pm
TRT: 90 min
This film will be paired with a special 9-minute film short that has been shortlisted by the Academy Awards for Best Documentary Short.
Film Summary: When desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields, a local Pastor risks everything to help them.
Capturing job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream, this intimate portrait highlights the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, a local pastor starts the controversial “overnighters” program, allowing down-and-out workers a place to sleep at the church. His well-meaning project immediately runs into resistance with his community, forcing the clergyman to make a decision which leads to profound consequences that he never imagined..
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