Jackals & Fireflies – Film screening with Eva H.D. and Charlie Kaufman

Featuring an in-person Q&A with the filmmakers

Doors 8 pm | Showtime 9 pm
Wolfe Island Commons waterfront stage
(moving indoors if necessary)
Admission: FREE (donations welcome; registration recommended. See below)


REGISTRATION: Our online advance registration has now ended, but capacity won’t be an issue as we’ll be outside. If you haven’t registered, don’t worry, just show up!

If you’re here on the 8pm ferry from Kingston (or earlier) — you’ll be in time. Please note, the shuttle bus from the ferry dock won’t be running that late. If you don’t have a ride, please e-mail us before 8pm and we’ll try to coordinate one for you.

About the film

A woman wanders the streets of New York City, takes buses and trains, sits in bars and coffee shops, experiencing the city’s diverse neighborhoods, while thinking about her life, her loneliness, unrequited love. She finds moments of communion with various people she meets along the way and with the city itself.

The screening will be held outdoors at the Wolfe Island Commons waterfront stage, moving indoors if necessary. Registration allows for guaranteed entry in case of inclement weather: inside capacity is 200.

Donations welcome, to benefit Wolfe Island Commons, a not for profit dedicated to community prosperity at the intersection of arts and agriculture.


Charlie Kaufman is a screenwriter, director, and novelist. His films include Being John Malkovich; Adaptation; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Synecdoche, New York; Anomalisa; and I’m Thinking of Ending Things. His work has been awarded the Silver Lion at Venice, three BAFTAs, two Independent Spirit Awards, and an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. His 2020 novel Antkind was named an NPR Best Book, and longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Eva H.D. wrote the poetrybooks Rotten Perfect Mouth and The Natural Hustle, as well as Light Wounds (a collection of photo-haiku hybrids, with the photographer Kendall Townend), and the short film Jackals & Fireflies. Her poem “Bonedog” was featured in the 2020 Netflix film I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Dive, a two-act play, was workshopped this spring in New York City. In 2015, her poem “38 Michigans” was awarded the Montreal International Poetry Prize by Eavan Boland.

Presented by the Hotel Wolfe Island in co-operation with the Paradise Theatre Toronto, Pros and Cons Prison Arts Program, Wolfe Island Commons, and the Kingston Canadian Film Festival.

Toronto screening:
Wednesday Sept. 13
doors 7 pm | showtime 8 pm
Paradise Theatre
1006 Bloor St. W.
Tickets: paradiseonbloor.com

Collins Bay Institution screening:
Thursday Sept. 14
(closed to general public)

Kingston screening:
Thursday Sept. 14
doors 8 pm | showtime 8:30 pm
The Broom Factory
305 Rideau St.
Tickets: $25 at Ticketscene.ca


Saturday, Sep 16, 2023


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Wolfe Island Commons Waterfront Stage
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