“The Overnighters" by Jesse Mosse is one of four films reviewed as part of our The Kindlings Muse at Sundance 2014. The film is described as: "Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them." As with most descriptions it falls short of the complexities and questions this compelling documentary forces viewers to consider.
What are the consequences of providing a home for the homeless? What happens when a pastor focuses his care on outsiders while failing to face the troubles in his own life? Listen to host Dick Staub, Author and Professor Dr. Jeff Keuss, and Josh Staub - Visual Effects Supervisor at Disney Animation - discuss their experience watching a film that examines what happens when a church, a pastor, and a community try to understand the best way to care for the influx of humanity that has come to their small town with the rise of the fracking industry in North Dakota.