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BLOOMSDAY FILM FESTIVAL: JACKALS AND FIREFLIES + Q&A

Director: CHARLIE KAUFMAN

18 mins, USA, 2022, Digital

This latest offering from Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York; I’m Thinking of Ending Things), a short film shot entirely on a Samsung Galaxy by cinematographer Chayse Irvin, reunites him with poet Eva H.D., whose poem ‘Bonedog’ was used in I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

H.D. wrote the script and stars as the unnamed narrator, a young woman who wanders the streets of New York City, taking buses and trains, sitting in bars and coffee shops, encountering a variety of people in the city’s diverse neighbourhoods, while thinking aloud about her life, her loneliness, and unrequited love. Her experiences echo those of an Irish flâneur who wandered the streets of Dublin on the 16th of June in 1904.

This screening will be preceded by Joyce’s City directed by Luke De Brún.

IFI & Bloomsday Film Festival are pleased to welcome Eva H.D. and Charlie Kaufman to the IFI for a post-screening conversation, hosted by Sinéad Gleeson.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn.

See all IFI and Bloomsday Film Festival 2023 screenings here.

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