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Do objects retain a spark of life from their owner after that person dies? This question catapults a dynamic brother-sister filmmaking duo on an epic odyssey to excavate their deceased grandma Annette’s unassuming Newark home of 71 years. Toothbrushes, tax documents, three vacuum cleaners—her motley collection of stuff becomes a universe unto itself, springing to life in the cinematic playground of this innovative documentary.

In the siblings’ inventive hands, the white clapboard house transforms into a magical-realist landscape replete with animated 1950s dresses and mysterious visits from physicists and fashion conservators. Inspired by archaeologists and archivists, they catalog decades of forgotten miscellany and beloved tchotchkes, creating exquisite pastiches while searching for meaning in the patterns. Who was Grandma Annette? Colorful interviews with the octogenarian in her crowded kitchen provide precious clues. And when they discover a 1972 cassette tape and use actors to lip synch intimate family conversations, it’s like a new dimension cracks open from the netherworld. In 306 Hollywood, fragments of a modest life mingle mystically—creating a profound meditation on memory bursting at the seams with love.

Thu. 1/18, 6:00 p.m., Prospector, PC
Fri. 1/19, 8:30 a.m., MARC, PC
Sat. 1/20, 3:00 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo
Sun. 1/21, noon, Broadway 6, SLC
Wed. 1/24, 8:45 p.m., Egyptian, PC
Fri. 1/26, 3:30 p.m., Redstone 1, PC

YEAR 2018

SECTION NEXT

COUNTRY U.S.A./Hungary

RUN TIME 94 min

LANGUAGE English and Italian

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY El Tigre Productions

WEBSITE http://www.306hollywood.com

EMAIL 306Hollywood@gmail.com

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Elan Bogarín, Jonathan Bogarín

Elan and Jonathan Bogarín are sibling visual artists and filmmakers born and raised in NYC. They were chosen for Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film and have received support from the Sundance Institute, Latino Public Broadcasting, NYSCA, Experimental Television Center, IFP, and have won the audience award for best pitch at the 2017 Hot Docs Forum. Together they run El Tigre Productions, producing innovative nonfiction films for the world’s leading museums. Jonathan is a visual artist and educator who creates paintings and social practice artworks. Elan is a photographer, co-founder of The Wassaic Project, and was nominated for both an IFP Gotham Award and a Film Independent Spirit Awards nominee for producing Big Fan, which premiered at Sundance in 2009. 306 Hollywood is their first feature.