FRIDAY, March 14, 4:00pm, Chilmark Community Center
SUNDAY, March 16, 3:00pm, Chilmark School
Dir. Jesse Moss
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2014 | 90 min.
The recent Steinbeckian exodus to the oil rigs of North Dakota has tens of thousands of unemployed men descending on the state with dreams of six-figure salaries but nowhere to live. This Special Jury Award winner at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival follows one pastor who converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center. As broken men arrive in droves, the congregants sling criticism, neighbors get suspicious, and the town threatens to shut the center down. With unfettered access to electrifying and poignant moments, it’s impossible not to be riveted by the pastor’s persistence and complexities.