2014 Dallas International Film Festival: The Overnighters
When hydraulic fracturing unlocks a vast oil field in North Dakota’s Bakken shale, tens of thousands of unemployed men descend on the tiny town of Williston only to find slim prospects and nowhere to sleep. In response, Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center. But as men arrive in droves, the situation starts to spin out of control. The Overnighters offers a poignant look at one man willing to make great sacrifice for a crusade of compassion.