Must Watch: Outstanding First Trailer for 'The Overnighters' Doc

August 26, 2014
Source: YouTube

The Overnighters

"I will not give into despair, because hopeless should never win… and hopeless is a lie." Drafthouse Films has debuted the first trailer for the highly acclaimed documentary The Overnighters, from director Jesse Moss, who captures an extraordinary look at a small community in North Dakota. We've been raving about this documentary since Sundance and recently featured the first "motion-poster" poster for the doc, which fades between many of the faces seen in this trailer. The trailer is a beautiful glimpse at the bigger story in The Overnighters, as there's something else going on but you have to see the film to reveal its secrets. Many, many people are going to be talking about this documentary this year, so get your first look at the trailer.

Here's the first official trailer for Jesse Moss' doc The Overnighters, from YouTube (via TheMovieBox):

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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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


This is so well edited. Looks so powerful. Anger. Frustration. The word "Steinbeckian" has me most hopeful.

DAVIDPD on Aug 26, 2014


Ooooh looks good.

ion677 on Aug 26, 2014


I have no idea what this is about, but I want to see it.

MattPeloquin on Aug 26, 2014



Xerxexx on Aug 26, 2014



Xerxexx on Aug 26, 2014


Darkness. Must watch.

Carpola on Aug 26, 2014



dawko on Aug 27, 2014


So can anyone tell me what this is about ?

Alex on Aug 27, 2014


Now, that's watchable... Hollywood is avoiding such stories so it must be a documentary. Which is, of course, typical...

shiboleth on Aug 29, 2014

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