20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2023

The Overnighters

USA, 2014 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2014
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Thu, Nov 20 7:00 PM Buy


Capturing job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream, THE OVERNIGHTERS is an intimate portrait of the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, a local pastor starts the controversial "overnighters" program, giving down-and-out workers a place to sleep at the church. His well-meaning project immediately runs into resistance with his community, forcing the clergyman to make a decision, which leads to profound consequences that he never imagined.

Following the screening join us at Belfy for the Opening Night Party! Your ticket to THE OVERNIGHTERS will get you entrance to the after party and happy hour prices until 11 PM. 


Sundance Film Festival 2014
Hot Docs 2014
Tribeca Film Festival 2014

Jesse Moss is a Sundance award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer. He produced, directed and photographed THE OVERNIGHTERS, which premiered in the US Documentary Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Intuitive Filmmaking. Previous films include FULL BATTLE RATTLE, which premiered at Berlinale in 2008, won the Special Jury Prize at SXSW, and opened theatrically at the Film Forum in New York.

press for The Overnighters

"Devastating ... one of the most remarkable examples of layered non-fiction storytelling to come along in some time."
- Indiewire
"A shattering experience; a masterwork of unbridled honesty ... An exceptional, haunting film."
- Twitch

screened with a short film


A Tomb With a View

Director Ryan J. Noth, Canada, 2014, 7 minutes

Memorial Necropole Ecumenica is the world’s tallest cemetery, elevating its departed occupants considerably closer to heaven rather than entombing them six feet under.


18+ Licensed Screening
100 minutes


Jesse Moss

Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine

Jeff Seymann Gilbert





Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking, Sundance Film Festival 2014

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