Award-Winning Documentary by Alumnus Jonathan Bogarín '04 Released This Month

BY Daphne Palasi Andreades, September 24, 2018

Still from 306 Hollywood

306 Hollywood, a feature film by Visual Arts alumnus Jonathan Bogarín '04 had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters on September 28th at Quad Cinema in New York, NY.


306 Hollywood, which Bogarín co-directed with his sister, Elan, follows the siblings as they “undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother's house [and] embark on a magical-realist journey in search of what life remains in the objects we leave behind.”


Bogarín said, “The project has been a multi-year labor of love about life, death, art, memory, time, and my grandma, Annette.”


306 Hollywood has screened at festivals worldwide, and was released with the support of the Sundance Creative Distribution Fellowship. The movie has received praise from publications such as The Verge, who called the film, “Startling. 306 Hollywood feels like a whole new way of tackling documentaries.” critic Nick Allen said, “In the world of documentaries, it is bold, if not a landmark.”


Bogarín’s film went on to win awards such as the Grand Jury Prize at the Kansas City Film Festival, the Emerging International Filmmakers Award at Hot Docs, an Award of Distinction at The Lighthouse Film Festival, and an Honorable Mention at the New Jersey International Film Festival.


After NYC, it will screen at fifteen other cities, including San Francisco (October 5th) and Los Angeles (October 12th). The screenings will feature Q&As with speakers and co-hosting organizations.


Bogarín, in addition to being a filmmaker, creates public art, paintings, and is an educator. He is Co-Director/Producer of El Tigre Productions, which he founded with Elan. El Tigre has produced content for the Whitney, the MoMA, and Coleccion Cisneros, among many other cultural organizations.


According to an interview with Filmmaker Magazine, Bogarín described 306 Hollywood as “a kooky, imaginative film [that used] the maximalist language of fiction film, art, dance and myth in order to draw in an audience like a Hollywood film — but one with no budget and a crew of two.”


Tickets went on sale today, September 24th and can be purchased here. Watch the official trailer below.