Stephen Broomer is a lecturer in cinema studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of three books on Canadian cinema, and his films have screened at Anthology Film Archives, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2020, he served as the Fulbright scholar-in-residence at the Prelinger Library and University of California Santa Cruz. He is the host of Art & Trash, a video essay series on underground and cult cinema.
The Forbidden Zone was made simultaneously to David Lynch’s Eraserhead, and they indicate, even from the fringes of California filmmaking, a coming zeitgeist, soundings of something that wed the violence[…]