This brutal drug drama (actually two films edited together) features Yoko Ono as
the fiancee of a drug pusher who wants to go straight. His supplier kidnaps Ono in
order to keep him selling dope, while in an unrelated story three black-clad addicts
UNION SQUARE is a powerful look into the world of homeless heroin addicts that live
in UNION SQUARE PARK New York City. Peer into the lives if seven individuals that
allowed cameras to follow and capture their trials and tribulations while living
and hustling on the streets of New York City. UNION SQUARE captures the true and
painful essence of drug addiction and seven 20 something year-olds will do to maintain
a habit that has trapped them in a vicious cycle.
The bizarre hallucinations of a heroin addict in withdrawal provide the basis for
this unstructured, autobiographical film by director Conrad Rooks. It begins as he
arrives in Paris for a sleep-cure. As the strange visions begin, the story jumps
haphazardly between reality and his dream-world memories.
Director: Conrad Rooks
Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Conrad Rooks, William S. Burroughs