The Gold Coast International Film Festival recently announced another addition to their year-round film program. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m., Time Out of Mind, starring Richard Gere and Broadway legend Ben Vereen, will be featured at Soundview Cinemas.
Directed by Academy Award-nominated Oren Moverman, writer and director of The Messenger and Rampart, Time Out of Mind is a haunting look at life on the streets, immersing viewers in one man’s daily quest to survive. Gere plays George, a man whose struggle to find food and a place to sleep in New York City is captured with remarkable realism and compassion. Shuffled into the unforgiving bureaucracy of a men’s shelter, George seems destined to wind up as just another lost soul swallowed up by the system—until he meets a gregarious, down-and-out ex-jazzman, played by Vereen, who inspires George to reconnect with his estranged daughter, played by Jena Malone of Donnie Darko and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Time Out of Mind is an unforgettable plunge into a world that is all too easily overlooked.
Advance tickets cost $15 ($10 for students). To purchase, call 516-829-2570 or visit www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org. Tickets are $20 at the door. Soundview Cinemas is located at
7 Soundview Market Place.
Dedicated to previewing the best new independent films and studio releases, along with Q and As from filmmakers and an array of industry professionals, the festival offers intriguing films year-round.
Located on the Gold Coast in the Town of North Hempstead, the Gold Coast International Film Festival was founded with the purpose of establishing a home on Long Island to showcase the work of exceptional filmmakers and provide the public with an insider’s view of the film industry. Festival events include screenings, workshops, conversations with prominent members of the film community, parties and a gala.
During the seven-day festival, area residents, visitors, members of the business and film communities, public officials, students and academics come together to celebrate the art and influence of cinema in the charming and historic towns and villages of Long Island’s Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast International Film Festival is produced by the Gold Coast Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1993 and dedicated to supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach.