Director: Allan Moyle Run Time: 111 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1980
Starring: Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Tim Curry, Peter Coffield
Co-presented by The Deuce Film Series. Followed by an after party in our Trees Lounge bar, with a DJ set by Deuce Maestro Jeff, complete with a raffle giveaway!
If there was one movie you could go back in time and show your teenage self, it would be Times Square.
Meeting in the psych ward of a hospital, Pamela (Trini Alvarado) and Nicky (Robin Johnson) are instantly drawn to each other. Nicky’s playful defiance captivates Pamela, who herself has always played nice, fulfilling the expectations of her politician father. The two escape into an abandoned warehouse and proceed to create their own movement – The Sleez Sisters, trash bag-clad miscreants who throw TV sets off of rooftops. They capture the attention of DJ Johnny LaGuardia (Tim Curry), who broadcasts their acts of rebellion and punk-tinged music.
Inspired by the diary of a teen girl, Times Square is unique in its depiction of young women making the city their own while also serving as a snapshot of late 70s / early 80s Manhattan.