An Evening of Canadian Underground Cinema

When and Where

Saturday, June 10, 2023 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Deluxe Screening Room, IN-222E
Innis College
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5


Stephen Broomer


AD HOC #41 - An Evening of Canadian Underground Cinema

June 9, 2023, 7pm

Room 222E, Innis College

2 Sussex Ave.


  • Readings from the Instruction Box (digital, 9:50, b/w, sound, 2022)Black Zero
  • The Magik Iffektor (digital, 4:10, colour, silent, 2012), Christine Lucy Latimer
  • Essai à la mille (16mm-on-digital, 7:14, colour, sound, 1970), Jean-Claude Labrecque
  • Morning … Came a Day Early (digital, 9:28, colour, sound, 2015), Richard Kerr
  • Facing the Waves (super 8-on-digital, 4:30, colour, sound, 2016), Eva Kolcze
  • Love Seen (16mm-on-digital, 12:00, colour, sound, 1974), Robert Fothergill
  • Going (super 8-on-digital, 6:00, colour, silent, 1973-1976), Keith Lock
  • Boundless Light (16mm-on-digital, 21:41, colour, sound, 2023), Stephen Broomer

TRT: 77 mins

Black Zero returns to Ad Hoc and the Cinema Studies Institute with this program of historical and contemporary Canadian cinema. From the rare and cosmic to the quotidian and material, from travelogues goin’ down the road to street scenes of modern Toronto, from mystical visions of things to come to guest appearances from the ghosts of cinema past, our Canadian underground cinema program will reveal the brilliant corners of a rich and storied tradition.

Black Zero is a multimedia publishing platform that specializes in blu-ray releases of Canadian underground films. Their first three releases are available now at These discs and related books will be available for sale at the screening. This program is presented by Black Zero founder Stephen Broomer.

AD HOC aims to rethink what an experience of cinema can be. We seek to reposition historical landmarks and buried treasures within the on-going tradition of experimental and other non- commercial modes of filmmaking, drawing on work from Toronto, throughout Canada, and internationally. Within these parameters, we aspire to diversity in programming, as well as to multimedia and interdisciplinary screening events that bring together varied communities.

AD HOC = Stephen Broomer, Madi Piller, Jim Shedden, Tess Takahashi, Bart Testa.

Thanks to James Leo Cahill, Charlie Keil, Karen Reid, Eyan Logan, Robert Trevisan, Denise Ing, and the audio-visual staff of Innis College.


Cinema Studies Institute, AD HOC


2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5