1. The Overnighters
Stars: Jay Reinke, Keegan Edwards
Synopsis: Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.
The Overnighters can be seen as a rigorous exploration of the modern media landscape that has a ferrous appetite for the disastrous news story, which leads to an intoxicating stress being placed upon one man's conscience. But The Overnighters can also be seen a remarkable piece of dramatic storytelling that is intimate, unsettling yet wildly poetic during its closing sequence. It's a profound drama that is equally sensitive as it is relentless. — James Arthur Armstrong