Diving into the wonderful collection of films that is part of the Animation Festival of Halifax which is now streaming.

Favourite new-to-me films for April 2021: THE IN-LAWS, CODED BIAS, HE’S THE ONE, THE DELIAN MODE, TAMPOPO, GIRLS AT 12, SMOOTH TALK.

Big-eared sourdough loaves cooling.

Sourdough loves cooling on metal rack.

Tomato soup cooked in a bread machine.

As a 2 week shutdown begins in Nova Scotia I’m glad I baked bread yesterday and tomato soup is cooking in the bread machine so I can have a comforting supper of a grilled cheese and tomato soup.

Listening to Arab Strap’s great new album As Days Get Dark again as I make supper.

Watching ‎Joyce Chopra’s 1985 film SMOOTH TALK on The Criterion Channel. 🎥

As Nova Scotia faces the 3rd wave of the pandemic Fortitude from 2 Crows seems like a good choice.

Beer bottle.

Cupcakes.

Cupcakes cooling on wire rack.

It’s National Canadian Film Day and there are great films streaming for free and to rent. Here are some I would recommend: STORIES WE TELL, WEREWOLF, MURMUR, NINTH FLOOR, A COLONY, WINDOW HORSES, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN, ANTIGONE, and so much more. 🇨🇦🎥

Watching ‎Claire Denis’ 1996 film NENETTE ET BONI again on The Criterion Channel. 🎥

Sourdough loaf cooling.

Sourdough loaf of bread cooling on metal rack.

Japanese milk bread rolls cooling.

Japanese milk bread cooling on metal rack.

Fired up the Apple TV at the end of a long week and I see there is a new episode of Mythic Quest, For All Mankind, and the final film of TIFF Secret Movie Club.

Just got my first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine and I’m feeling good.

Watching Věra Chytilová’s 1987 teen horror film WOLF’S HOLE on The Criterion Channel. 🍿

Flower in the sun.

Watching ‎the 1968 documentary THE QUEEN directed by Frank Simon on Netflix. 🎥

Watching ‎Agnès Varda’s colourful and brilliant LE BONHEUR from 1965 again on The Criterion Channel. 🎥🌻

Watching the 1985 Japanese film ‎TAMPOPO directed by Juzo Itami for the first time and feeling a bit hungry. 🎥🍜

Cauliflower and lentil tacos on corn tortillas with fried potatoes.

Tacos and fried potatoes on a plate.

Watching ‎Nelly Kaplan’s 1991 film THE PLEASURE OF LOVE on The Criterion Channel. 🎥

Just went for a rapid asymptomatic COVID-19 test at the pop-up testing site in Wolfville.

Watch charging.

Apple Watch on desktop connected to charger.

Best new-to-me March 2021: 24 CITY, FOGO, THE 39 STEPS, BEGINNING, CORPUS CHRISTI, THE TREE HOUSE, PITY, ROSE PLAYS JULIE, ECHO, SHIVA BABY, AGAIN ONCE AGAIN.