The Overnighters (2014)

Overnighters
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords 2010s, church, compassion, dream, drifter, economy, faith, family, marriage, minister, morality, North Dakota, oil, outsider, rural, small town, social issues, survival, touching, United States
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Amanda McBaine Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jesse Moss Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jesse Moss Director n/a 2 2000001
Jesse Moss Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Jesse Moss Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Jesse Moss Sound n/a 120816 14000001
T Griffin Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jeff Gilbert Editor n/a 172 7000001
Todd Griffin Himself n/a 121208 1000010
David Rupkalvis Himself n/a 121208 1000009
Alan Mezo Himself n/a 121208 1000004
Shelly Shultz Herself n/a 121209 1000003
Andrea Reinke Herself n/a 121209 1000002
Keegan Edwards Himself n/a 121208 1000005
Michael Batten Himself n/a 121208 1000006
Paul Engel Himself n/a 121208 1000008
Keith Graves Himself n/a 121208 1000007
Jay Reinke Himself n/a 121208 1000001
Synopsis
In the tiny town of Williston, North Dakota, tens of thousands of unemployed hopefuls show up, lured by the oil boom, with dreams of honest work and a big paycheck but find slim work prospects and nowhere to sleep instead. At Concordia Lutheran Church, Pastor Jay Reinke is driven to deliver the migrants some dignity, converting his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center. They sleep on the floor, in the pews and in their cars in the church parking lot. Many are living on society's fringes and with checkered pasts, and their presence starts affecting the dynamics of the small community. The congregants begin slinging criticism and the City Council threatens to shut the controversial Overnighters program down, forcing the pastor to make a decision that leads to profound consequences that he never imagined.
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