Overnighters Film Screening Sunday, May 18, 2014, 5:30pm
At Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
In conjunction with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Grace Lutheran Church will be screening the new Sundance Award-Winning documentary film The Overnighters, by Palo Alto native filmmaker Jesse Moss Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 pm.
The Overnighters tells the story of a Lutheran pastor, Jay Reineke, in North Dakota, who decided to open his church to the homeless men who were seeking work in the oilfields. The film received rave critical reviews and won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking at Sundance 2014. Variety called it a powerful “Steinbeckian parable.” It has not yet opened in theaters, and so this is a tremendous opportunity for the faith community of Palo Alto.
Soup, sandwiches and other refreshments will be served.