Jesse Moss’ documentary premiered in Sundance and centres on the plight of desperate men chasing their fortunes in the North Dakota oilfields.

The Overnighters won a special jury award “for intuitive filmmaking” in Park City and will screen at the Tribeca FIlm Festival in April.

Drafthouse acquired rights from The Film Sales Company and plans a late 2014 theatrical release

A portion of all box office receipts will be donated to local affordable housing charities.