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Friday, April 19, 2019

Eggs and flowers


We went to Marla's for egg colouring today. I didn't really participate but had some nice conversations with Janine and everyone. On the way back we stopped at our regular hillside to find crocuses. Very windy. They were in bloom but not as many as some years. The little barn is still holding together.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fourth Year Screening 2019


Great screening at the Artesian tonight with the fourth year film students. The collection included a couple of strong experimental films and documentaries but seemed more focused on comedies this year. While everyone deserves kudos for jobs well done, I wanted to point out how well "Flow Play", a group project headed up by director Vincent Dupuis turned out. I'd read the script 8 months back and felt it had promise if, and only if, it was handled in some very particular ways to ensure the comedy worked. Otherwise it threatened to be very corny. Fortunately, the material was very well sculpted and it was quite a lark. Good job. The program closed with "Pothad" by Curtis McGilivrary which also skirted the edge between absurd brilliance and corny trivia and again it came out on top. I'm hoping to see this character return. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Canadian Film Day

My extremely busy term ends abruptly with my schedeuled introduction of "Window Horses" by Ann Marie Fleming as part of Canadian Film Day at the Archer Library. Classes have been over for a week but duties carrying over into this week included interdis grad reviews, BFA interviews, and numerous other meetings. I still have grading to do and lots of other little things, but the heavily scheduled events are far fewer.
I started a new painting class this morning.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Post Shazam coffee

Went to Shazam.  Not bad  

ps: tried to post a blog through my tablet along with a photo while having coffee but the photo got lost somewhere. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Filmpool grant submitted

After a bit of glitching around the portal submission system (I've used portals before but for some reason this one closed on my and wouldn't re-open), I submitted an application for Filmpool funding for "The Gentleman Farmer" to cover a bit of stock, processing, and transfer costs. I've tried to be modest as there are many very deserving filmmakers around. Fingers crossed. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Backyard Baker

I had my doubts at first, especially when all his breads at the beginning seemed to be overly fancy seven grain bs things, but with the straight forward baguettes and the raisin bread which is to die for, I've bought into the idea of the weekly pre-ordered artisan "Back Yard Baker" model. 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Neutral Ground

I threw out my back the other day and even though it is getting better, I found myself ready to pass out from fighting off the pain about an hour and a half into the Neutral Ground opening tonight (Katherine Boyer: Labour is the Body; Time is the Bridge). Lots of good conversations. Sorry to have had to duck out.