After picking up the Special Jury Prize at Sundance in January, the documentary “The Overnighters” has been on a helluva run, hitting festivals around the world, and picking up more hardware along the way. Now the film is rolling out to theaters, and today we have an exclusive clip which highlights the drama that has won over critics and audiences.
Directed by Jesse Moss, “The Overnighters” chronicles the work of Pastor Jay Reinke of Williston, North Dakota who opens the doors of his church to the sea of workers coming to the state to try and grab a slice of the oil boom. But not everyone can live the American Dream, and those who can’t make ends meet find refuge under Reinke’s roof. Things get more difficult when the City Council tries to shut down the pastor’s efforts. It’s a movie we included among our Best of 2014 So Far, and described as “starkly bleak and devastatingly humane, and an indelible American documentary” in our review.
“The Overnighters” opened in Los Angeles this past weekend, and continues to expand across the country. Check dates here and watch the clip below.