Winner - Best Short Documentary - Los Angeles International Short Film Festival -
Winner - Best Short Documentary - Tampa Film Festival -
Best Short Documentary - Moondance Film Festival
Best Short Documentary - NYC East Village Film Festival.
Sex. Drugs. Crime. Corruption.
Just another day in
Tales of Times Square combines 16 mm footage and grainy Super 8, as well as original 35mm photography by Paul Stone and Porn Star Annie Sprinkle, to paint a vivid picture of Times Square’s seedy past, the sex industries that thrived there, and those threatened with extinction by a movement to ‘sanitize the square.’ The film investigates the past, present and future of the infamous neighborhood, at the height of its raunchy reputation.
The film is a complete recreation of 1980's Times Square, mostly from Paul Stone's own memories. The film features actual people from the book and real people cast as actors. Not one frame of the film is stock footage. Quite a feat given the massive gentrification transformation that has taken place in the last decade.