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Friday, September 29, 2006

The Gods of Times Square at Monkeytown

By complete accident I got to watch "The Gods of Times Square" by Richard Sandler at Monkeytown in Williamsburg last night. Man, this movie is quite amazing: more transfixing reality that I have seen in years. A piece that every New Yorker should see, disturbing, scary and somehow very familiar if you live in this city. The whole movie is online at

Says Richard Sandler, the filmmaker, "The Gods of Times Square is a documentary about a rich culture of religionists who are drawn to the electric buzz of this fabled human meeting ground. There, at the 'crossroads of the world', amidst it's cathedral-like spires, we arrive to profess the creeds of wildly differing varieties of personal religious experience. I am a New Yorker who loves Times Squares' diversity and grew up in the poolrooms, sideshows and arcades of the early sixties."


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