Country: USA, HUNGARY
Run Time: 94 minutes
“When you lose someone you love, you start to look for new ways to understand the world.” That’s one conclusion reached by Elan Bogarín as she and her brother Jonathan sift through the items left behind after the death of their beloved grandmother. In fact, 306 HOLLYWOOD follows the siblings as they embark on an archaeological dig of the cozy New Jersey home where the irrepressible fashion designer Annette Ontell lived for 71 years. By chronicling cherished ephemera—gorgeous homemade dresses, cameras, vacuum cleaners, and a well-worn address book—the family attempts to understand how Annette’s spiritual presence lives on. To mitigate the gravity of this task, 306 HOLLYWOOD incorporates instances of “normalized magic,” a filmmaking approach where hints of surreal fantasy infiltrate reality, and actual footage of the Bogaríns’ charismatic grandmother. Annette’s larger-than-life personality (and charming pearls of wisdom) adds poignancy to the film and illuminates why her grandchildren are so driven to preserve her memory. —A.Z.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 4:50 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 5:10 PM
Film Is Art
Jonathan Bogarín, Elan Bogarín
Elan and Jonathan Bogarín are siblings born and raised in NYC. They were chosen for Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2017 and have received support from the Sundance Institute, Latino Public Broadcasting, NYSCA, Experimental Television Center, IFP, and they won the audience award for best pitch at the 2017 Hot Docs Forum. Together they run El Tigre Productions, where they produce innovative non-fiction films for the world’s leading museums. Jonathan is a visual artist and educator who creates paintings and social practice artworks. Elan is a co-founder of the Wassaic Project and was nominated for the Gotham + Spirit Awards for producing Big Fan which premiered in 2009 at Sundance. Their first feature, 306 Hollywood, premiered on opening night at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
306 HOLLYWOOD (2018)
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