Time Out of Mind
Richard Gere is cast against type as a homeless man drifting around New York in Time Out of Mind, a intimate, subtle and moving portrait of life on the margins from Oren Moverman, director of 2011’s acclaimed Rampart.
Evicted from his squat, George Hammond seeks refuge at Bellevue Hospital’s Manhattan intake center for homeless men. There, his friendship with a fellow client (Ben Vereen) helps him try to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter (Jena Malone).
Gere’s famous charisma is muted here, but still visible in a powerful and intelligent performance that drives Moverman’s resonant, episodic film; eloquent on the near-invisibility of the homeless to the majority of a city’s population and the loss of selfhood that accompanies exclusion from mainstream society.