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306 Hollywood

When filmmakers Elan and Jonathan Bogarín 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.

306 Hollywood playfully transforms the dusty fragments of an unassuming life into an epic metaphor for the nature of time, memory and history.

"Anyone who has ever buried a parent or grandparent understands the soul-crushing process of re-visiting a loved one's trash and treasure. 306 Hollywood tackles this thankless task with reverence, humor, and an almost scholastic zeal."

J.R. Kinnard, PopMatters

"It’s unforgettable...a whole new way of tackling documentaries. This ‘magical-realist doc’ pushes subjectivity into poetry."

Tasha Robinson, The Verge

"The colorful, stylistic flourishes of 306 Hollywood makes it stand out as something truly unique - an ordinary woman's life rendered into an extraordinary film."

Lee Jutton, Film Inquiry