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Doc/Fest ’14: Dogwoof takes “The Overnighters” for the UK

Jesse Moss's Sundance award-winner will see theatrical release in the United Kingdom by the end of the year, through the London-based distributor.
June 10, 2014

Just ahead of the film’s UK premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest on Tuesday (June 10), London-based distributor Dogwoof has acquired UK theatrical rights to Jesse Moss’s Sundance award-winner The Overnighters.

The film, which snagged the Documentary Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking at this past year’s Sundance Film Festival, follows a pastor based in Williston, North Dakota, who takes into his church and his home several men who, upon arriving in the town to obtain work in the burgeoning hydraulic fracking industry, find that the jobs are taken and are left homeless and destitute.

Calling The Overnighters “one of the stand-out docs of the year,” Oli Harbottle, head of distribution for Dogwoof, added: “We’re confident that it will prove a must-see film through robust critical response and strong word-of-mouth.”

The film will begin its theatrical run in the UK in late 2014. This past March, the film’s North American rights were picked up by U.S. distributor Drafthouse Films.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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