Altitude Film Distribution has acquired distribution rights for the U.K. and Ireland to Oren Moverman’s “Time Out of Mind,” which stars Richard Gere as a homeless man trying to survive in New York City. Altitude will be partnering with two homeless charities — Crisis and Centrepoint — on the release, which is set for March 4.
The distributor will seek to draw attention to the issue during a week-long promotional tour Gere will make in the U.K., which will take in the Dublin and Glasgow film festivals, Hamish Moseley, Altitude’s head of distribution said.
“The film is about a very important subject — in the past five years since the 2010 general election, homelessness has spiraled into an epidemic in the U.K.,” Moseley said. “We want to engage audiences to see this striking and powerful film, featuring a career-best performance by Richard Gere, to draw empathy and positive action towards this extremely important issue.”
He added: “We really admire Oren Moverman and want to promote the work of top-notch filmmakers, and he’s certainly one of those.”
The pic premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2014, where it won the FIPRESCI International Critics’ Prize.
Recent acquisitions for Altitude include Ira Sachs’ “Little Men,” Vincent Perez’s “Alone in Berlin” and Asif Kapadia’s “Maradona.”