THE OVERNIGHTERS (USA 2014; PG-13)
Tuesday March 3, Thursday March 5, Saturday March 7 @ 7:30PM; Sunday March 8 @ 1, 3PM.
In the small town of Williston, ND, the pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church runs into controversy when he opens the church basement to shelter hundreds of homeless people who have descended on the town in hope of getting a job during the oil boom. What seems at first to be an admirable example of Christian charity in action becomes more complex when the backgrounds of some of the newcomers come to light and the pastor’s judgment is questioned. 102 min.
“A heart-wrencher about the clash between economics and ethics… sounds like the sort of dry news blurb you’d skim over in the Sunday paper but unfolds into an epic tragedy”-Village Voice.
“A third-act revelation will knock viewers silly and cause them to reevaluate everything that’s come before, but even without that jaw-dropping information, Moss’ film is a righteous piece of empathetic, of-the-moment documentary filmmaking” – Austin Chronicle.
“An indelible American documentary”- The Playlist.
Direction and writing: Jesse Moss
COMING NEXT WEEK:
THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO (USA 2014; PG-13)
Tuesday March 10, Thursday March 12, Saturday March 14 @ 7:30PM; Sunday March 15 @ 1, 2:30PM.
Direction: Ian Cheney
Using the history of General Tso’s Chicken, the ubiquitous Chinese restaurant favorite (which no one in China has ever heard of) as his point of departure, Ian Cheney amusingly samples the Chinese immigrant experience in America. “The quixotic ‘search’ of the movie’s title seems secondary to that more arduous quest of so many Chinese-Americans to find their place in a country that did not always welcome them with open arms, and how food forged the path of least resistance”- Variety. 71 minutes. English and subtitles.