Drafthouse Films has acquired docu The Overnighters, about a small North Dakota town overrun by workers during a local oil boom and the pastor who opens his arms to the “overnighters” to mounting controversy. Director Jesse Moss filmed as a one-man camera crew for 18 months on the pic which went on to win the Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival and is set to screen at Tribeca next month. Drafthouse locked down North American theatrical, home video, transactional and other rights and is planning a late 2014 theatrical release with a portion of the proceeds going to local affordable housing charities. The Overnighters is produced by Moss, Amanda McBaine, and Mlle End Films Production in association with Al Di La Films and Impact Partners. Drafthouse’s James Emanuel Shapiro negotiated the deal with Andrew Herwitz at Film Sales Company and CAA on behalf of the producers.
Drafthouse Nabs Sundance Award Winning Docu ‘The Overnighters’
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