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THE OVERNIGHTERS premiered at Sundance, and has since become one of the most widely-acclaimed documentary features of the year. In preparation for its theatrical release this October, Drafthouse Films has a released a trailer.
Directed by Jesse Moss, the film focuses on a group of people who have traveled to Williston, North Dakota, hoping to secure jobs in the oil industry. When the jobs don't turn out to be as numerous or prosperous as they were led to believe, they are left to rely on the community for support, which of course, has its own problems and limitations.
A modern-Day Grapes of Wrath, award-winning documentary The Overnighters is an intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to 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.
The film opens on October 10th.