READ MORE: TIFF: Richard Gere Discusses His Career Redefining Performance in ‘Time Out of Mind’
Thanks to acclaimed screenwriting credits (“I’m Not There,” “Love and Mercy”) and directorial efforts (“The Messenger,” “Rampart”), Oren Moverman is quickly becoming a powerhouse voice on the contemporary indie film circuit. His third feature film, “Time Out of Mind,” earned acclaim at its Toronto International Film Festival premiere last September, and distributor IFC Films has finally released a soul-searching first trailer for the homelessness drama.
The official synopsis reads: “Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George (Richard Gere) is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe and quiet to gather his thoughts. But the streets are relentless and soon, George finds himself teetering on the edge, alone and abandoned.”
Gere, who researched intensively for the role by spending time in homeless shelters, has earned considerable praise for his immersive turn in the drama. “I thought it would be about feeling ‘me’ but it wasn’t,” Gere told Indiewire at TIFF last year about spending time on the streets in disguise. “Even from blocks away, people knew not to make eye contact with me. There was a fundamental feeling that I was a failure, and no one wanted to get near that failure.”