THE GODS OF TIMES SQUARE
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT
Directed and produced by Richard Sandler
The Gods Of Times Square was shot over a six year period that witnessed a radical transformation of "the Crossroads of the World." Gone now are the mom and pop stores, squeezed out by a real estate gold rush. Gone too are the colorful characters who made Times Square a "Speaker's Corner." The Gods of Times Square thus records a moment in New York City history when the place most identified with free speech and free spirits, changed from a democratic, inter-racial, common-ground, to a corporate controlled soulless theme park. Now the choices are fewer, the prices are higher, and the "sin" is gone. The fabled "white way" now plays host to the newest of Gods: Mickey, Minnie and Goofy on one corner, Bugs Daffy and Porky on the other.