Striking 'Stop-Motion' Poster for Acclaimed Doc 'The Overnighters'

August 25, 2014
Source: Indiewire

The Overnighters Doc

"Deeply Human…" Yes! Finally some marketing for a documentary I've been raving about since Sundance. Drafthouse Films has debuted the first teaser poster via Indiewire (they're calling it a "stop-motion" poster) that fades through a set of characters/real people featured in The Overnighters, a documentary by Jesse Moss that follows life in one small North Dakota town and a pastor there trying his best to help those who come to work in the oil fields. Yes, the pastor (Jay Reinke) can be seen in the middle of the rotation, but it's the quotes and the imagery that really make this art so striking to look at. You can see the first trailer now.

Here's the first motion poster tease for Jesse Moss' documentary The Overnighters direct from Indiewire:

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.

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Xerxexx on Aug 25, 2014


Select theaters only. Booo!

Xerxexx on Aug 25, 2014


Ha! How many documentaries ever open wide?! It's a great doc, but needs to start small and build momentum. It'll get a bigger audience and play in more theaters once everyone starts raving about it in a few months.

Alex Billington on Aug 25, 2014


I hope to catch this too, one day. The likelihood it will play in South Korea is next to nil. Although, we did get an independent cinema here that plays both American, European, and Korea indie films (albeit two or three months after their Western release)!

DAVIDPD on Aug 25, 2014


Well dammit they should!

Xerxexx on Aug 25, 2014


Normal people have more interesting faces. // Can't wait to see this.

DAVIDPD on Aug 25, 2014


Hope Bloor Hot Docs cinema gets this

Joker's hideout on Aug 26, 2014

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