Exclusive: New Poster for Acclaimed Documentary 'The Overnighters'
by Alex Billington
October 16, 2014
Doesn't everyone deserve a second chance? We're excited to debut the brand new poster for Jesse Moss' highly acclaimed, extraordinary documentary The Overnighters which was just released in theaters last weekend by Drafthouse Films. It's a must see doc this year. The poster features a handful of quotes from critics all over, praising the "masterwork" doc calling it "riveting", "powerful" and "explosive". It is all of these things and much more, an incredible discovery out of Sundance this year hoping to go all the way at the Oscars next year. We're lucky to be quoted on this as well, out of my own Sundance review, where I call it a "wildly captivating real world ride." Take a look at the new poster below and catch this in theaters now.
I was lucky to meet with director Jesse Moss for an interview last week (read in full here) and we spoke about how he made such an outstanding doc, how he captured all of this intimate footage. A brief excerpt:
Jesse: "There's no alchemy to it, in a way. First of all, it helps to be alone and to not be a crew. I mean the camera is not small. It's on my shoulder. It's big, actually. So you are not unobtrusive. I think I've also been well-trained both in my own experience as a filmmaker and the people that I've worked with in terms of just really kind of going for it and being sensitive at the same time, aggressive and sensitive." [Read the entire interview here]
The Overnighters is written, directed and produced by filmmaker Jesse Moss. I caught the doc late at the Sundance Film Festival but was blown away, calling it in my review "a refreshingly modern documentary, an utterly compelling, nuanced film that precariously balances the big questions of one of the great dilemmas of this day and age." Highly recommended. Jesse Moss spent 18 months in North Dakota as a one-man-documentary-crew intimately capturing extraordinary portraits of broken men and examining the tension between the moral imperative to "love thy neighbor," and the response of one small town congregation and community. Drafthouse Films will be releasing The Overnighters in select theaters starting October 10th.
Jesse will be doing Q&A's in Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse S Lamar this coming weekend (Oct 17th), then the SF/Berkeley Landmark on Oct 24th before going to LA's Nuart for the Oct 31st opening weekend in LA.