August 4, 2023

Stories At Dusk



Enjoy two films about Caribbean life at home and abroad with Zarico (1984) and Ninth Floor (2015). 

Stories at dusk


Enjoy this cathartic watch in our boutique-style cinema. This shows two complementary and contrasting feature-length films examining cultural influences and social implications of multiple aspects of Caribbean life at home and abroad. The two films featured are Zarico, a 1984 film directed by Andre Gladu, and Ninth Floor, a 2015 film directed by Mina Shum. 


Length: 57 mins

Director Andre Gladu 

Producer Jacques Vallée, Michel Brault, Daniel Pinard 

Zarico is the distinct folk music of southwestern Louisiana’s Black francophone Créole culture. In retracing the footsteps of the Créole population, who came from Africa, the Caribbean and Acadia, the style’s various musical influences and development are shown. Through the movement of the population during the Depression and World War II, the rhythms and melodies of Zarico, in turn, influenced jazz, blues and even rock. 

Ninth Floor

Length: 81 mins

Director Mina Shum  

Producer Selwyn Jacob 

Director Mina Shum makes her foray into feature documentary by reopening the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations–the infamous Sir George Williams Riot. Over four decades after a group of Caribbean students accused their professor of racism, triggering an explosive student uprising, Shum locates the protagonists and listens as they set the record straight, trying to make peace with the past. 

Dates & Times

August 4
6pm – 10:30pm


Studio Theatre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

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