El Tigre Productions, with the support of the Sundance Institute's Creative Distribution Fellowship, has announced the North American theatrical premiere of 306 Hollywood. The touching and formally audacious film, directed by Venezuelan-American sister-brother artists and filmmakers Elan and Jonathan Bogarín, was the opening night film of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT section (and the first documentary ever to be selected for the program).
The visually captivating, magical realist documentary 306 Hollywood by the up-and-coming Latinx directors will open in New York on Friday, September 28, at the Quad Cinema and in Los Angeles on Friday, October 12, at the Laemmle Royal, followed by a national rollout.
When Elan and Jonathan lose their beloved grandmother Annette, they face a profound question: When a loved one dies, what do we do with the things they leave behind? Turning documentary on its head, the Bogaríns embark on a magical-realist journey to discover who their grandmother really was, transforming her cluttered New Jersey home of 71 years into a visually exquisite ruin where tchotchkes become artifacts, and the siblings become archaeologists.
With help from physicists, curators, and archivists—and the added inspiration of a decade of interviews with the vivacious octogenarian herself—they excavate the extraordinary universe contained in Annette’s home.
Drawing from diverse Latin American narrative tools—the tradition of oral history, literary magical realism, the form-bending non-fiction cinema of the region—and handsomely photographed by and handsomely photographed by the Bogaríns in collaboration with Mexican cinematographer Alejandro Mejía, 306 Hollywood playfully transforms the dusty fragments of an unassuming life into an epic metaphor for the nature of time, memory, and history, and announces the Bogaríns as up-and-coming Latinx filmmakers to watch.