The Overnighters
The Overnighters is feature documentary directed by Jesse Moss. The film premiered in the US Documentary Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Intuitive Filmmaking.

Other prizes include the Golden Gate Award for Best Feature Documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize at the Miami International Film Festival, and the Inspiration Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Opening theatrically via Drafthouse Films at the IFC Center in New York Oct 10 - for a limited engagement and then expanding nationwide. Screening dates and details here.

A New York Times Critics' Pick: ""Filming alone from 2012-13, the director, Jesse Moss plays it as it lays. An observational, near-invisible presence, he fills the frame with the faces of economic deprivation and bad choices, neither judging nor sugarcoating. What emerges is a blue-collar meditation on the meaning of community and the imperative of compassion" - Review By Jeannette Catsoulis

Salon's Andrew O'Hehir says: "If John Steinbeck were writing in the second decade of the 21st century, “The Overnighters” is precisely the story he’d want to tell. Review

New York Times Arts Feature: "Alone Among the Desperate Souls: Jesse Moss Looks at Oil Workers in 'The Overnighters'" by Eric Hynes

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.



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Festival Screenings:
Sundance (Winner: Special Jury Prize)
True/False (Closing Night Film)
Miami International Film Festival (Winner: Grand Jury Prize)
Full Frame (Winner: Inspiration Award)
Wisconsin Film Festival
Martha's Vineyard
Dallas International Film Festival
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival (Winner: Golden Gate Award for Best Documentary)
Hot Docs
Tribeca Film Festival
Independent Film Festival of Boston
Nashville Film Festival
Montclair Film Festival
Little Rock Film Festival
MountainFilm Telluride
Los Angeles Film Festival
Provincetown Film Festival
Sydney (AU) Film Festival
Sheffield Doc Fest
Munich Film Festival
AFI Docs
Flyway Film Festival
Traverse City Film Festival
Hardacre Film Festival
Free Range Film Festival
New Zealand International Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Dokufest Kosovo
Hamptons SummerDocs Series
Cambridge Film Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival
Camden International Film Festival
Vermont International Film Festival
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA - London)
Philadelphia Film Festival (Winner: Best Documentary Feature)
Tallgrass Film Festival: (Winner: Outstanding Documentary Feature)
Viennale
CNEX Taipei Documentary Film Festival
CPH Dox
Los Cabos International Film Festival
Middleburg Film Festival

Reviews:
The Hollywood Reporter: "riveting...superior documentary filmmaking"
Variety: "powerful... Steinbeckian...an indelible snapshot of a despairing moment in American history"
Indiewire: "devastating... one of the most remarkable examples of layered non-fiction storytelling to come along in some time"
The Playlist: "It will leave you stunned...starkly bleak and devastatingly humane, and an indelible American documentary"
Filmmaker Magazine: "remarkable... magnificent"
Filmmaker Magazine II: "unravels with the jagged edges of a thriller"
Movie City News: "fascinating... a standout documentary at Sundance 2014"
Twitch: "a shattering experience; a masterwork of unbridled honesty... an exceptional, haunting film."
Film Threat: "stellar...a masterfully directed piece of work"
First Showing: "an utterly compelling, nuanced film... a fantastic accomplishment."
The Dissolve: "bracing and unforgettable"
Nonfics: "brilliantly develops into a snowballing drama of the human condition"
Salt Lake Tribune: "Every moment... will bring tears to your eyes"
Screen Daily: "terrific... shocking"
Sight & Sound: "The narrative tensions... create the sense of watching a lion tamer at work."
Moving Image Source: " The quandaries at the heart of Jesse Moss's intimate, empathetic, and nuanced feat of immersive filmmaking are as old as the Union itself"
Paste: "engaging, heartfelt and timely... incredible off-the-cuff moments"
Real Screen: "A modern-day Grapes of Wrath... an interesting, complicated and vertiginous documentary."
World: "a fantastically complex film that treats its Christian subjects fairly and compassionately"
People's World: "what really makes this morality play a masterpiece is the sensitive and penetrating filmmaking... as the story takes unexpected twists and turns, leaving the viewer stunned"
The Moveable Fest: "With Moss’ clear-eyed examination, it’s beyond belief in every way"
The Clapper Bored " (UK): "Reinke’s story grounds the film and provides it with its astonishing final act (one of *the* great moments of modern documentary filmmaking)... an astonishing portrait of working class America, as well as a profound and riveting domestic drama"
LA Daily News: "Searing... epic human drama"
Pique Magazine: "a superb piece of documentary filmmaking"
Flickfeast: "a complex account of individual struggle, class and community... a truly incredible film"
Huffington Post: "demonstrates the power of non-fiction filmmaking to touch un-scriptable hidden truths"

Interviews:
Sundance Institute: "Jesse Moss On Morality, Desperation, and His Dogged Devotion to Making The Overnighters - Interview with Eric Hynes"
Real Screen: "Overnight Solutions - Interview with Adam Benzine"
Film Independent: "How The Overnighters Got Made - Interview with Lee Jameson"
Salon: "What Happens When Fracking Takes Over Your Town - Interview with Lindsay Abrams"

Features:
East Hampton Star: "Prizewinning Film is Last of SummerDocs"

Articles:
GQ: "Sundance 2014: Who Really Won The Festival"
Salon: "The 10 Best Movies..."
Buzz Feed: "21 Sundance Movies You Need to Know About..."
Indiewire: "Indiewire Selects the 14 Breakouts of Sundance..."
Hammer to Nail: Sundance '14: Tully's Wrap Up"
LA Weekly: "Sundance 2014: Ten Films to Watch"
Deseret News: "Films Depict Real, Raw Role of Clergy..."
Vice: "Watching Sundance Films Made My Butt Hurt..."
FSLC: "Film Society Staff Pick These 21 Sundance Films"
LA Times: "Kenneth Turan: 10 best documentaries of 2013, and the new crop in 2014"
Indiewire: Best Documentaries of 2014 So Far

The Overnighters:
Produced, Directed & Photographed by Jesse Moss
Produced by Amanda McBaine
Edited by Jeff Gilbert
Music by T. Griffin

The film is supported by the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, the Catapult Film Fund and Impact Partners. Director Jesse Moss was awarded a Summer 2013 Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony.

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