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Independent Film Festival Boston • April 25 – May 2, 2018

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

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Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Repertory Series Archive(Some of) The Best of 2014

The Overnighters

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(2014) dir Jesse Moss w/Keegan Edwards, Jay Reinke [102 min; DCP]
A small North Dakota town faces a crisis when the prospect of work in the oil fields brings a steady stream of desperate new people to their town. A local Lutheran pastor sets up a makeshift shelter at his church to house the newcomers and comes into conflict with his own congregation. Director Jesse Moss’ award-winning documentary reveals the tension between the moral imperative to “love thy neighbor” and the resistance that one small community feels when confronted by a surging river of job-seeking strangers.

“One of the most remarkable examples of layered non-fiction storytelling to come along in some time. – Indiewire

“★★★★” – Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

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