306 Hollywood, documentary film
An excavation of grandmother’s house turns into a magical-realist journey in search of the life that remains in the objects left behind. 306 Hollywood is a “whole new way of tackling documentaries,” says The Verge. Housewife, fashion designer and beloved family member, Annette Ontell lived seven decades in the same house – 306 Hollywood Avenue in Hillside, N.J. Her grandchildren Elan and Jonathan Bogarín “playfully peek into odd corners” (Hollywood Reporter) in this epic metaphor of memory, time and history. Q&A reception with the filmmaker to follow.
“306 Hollywood is a personal essay! It’s a tone poem! It’s a biographical collage! It’s an embrace of the banal kitschy! It’s magic realism! It’s such a little story you may wonder why it’s being told at all, except that it’s a story likely to touch anybody who has ever lost a loved one, which makes it a very big story.” – Hollywood Reporter