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Third Thursday Films: "The Overnighters"

Synopsis: Chasing the American dream, thousands of workers flock to a North Dakota town where the oil business is booming. But instead of well-paying jobs, many find slim work prospects and a severe housing shortage. Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center, allowing hundreds of men to stay despite the congregation's objections and neighbors' fears. Winner, Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking: Documentary, 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Learn more about the film on its official website HERE


Third Thursday Films are shown at 7pm at the GMP Local 244 Union Hall, 350 Hudson Ave, Newark, OH.  Each film will be followed by a discussion.  Film series sponsored by: The Licking - Knox - Muskingum Labor Council, AFL-CIO; The Glass, Molders, and Plastics Workers Union, Local 244; and The Student Philanthropy Project of The Ohio State University at Newark.