306 Hollywood 7:00pm – Theater 3 – Wednesday
KC FilmFest Presents its Opening Night Film
Directed by Elan Bogarín & Jonathan Bogarín
Preceded by a Fashion Red Carpet
Fashion Red Carpet starts at 6:15PM in the lower lobby of the Cinemark on the Plaza
Wednesday, April 11, Screening starts at 7PM
**Filmmaker Elan Bogarin & Composer Troy Herion will be in attendance**
ABOUT THE FILM:
When siblings Elan and Jonathan Bogarín lose their grandma, they face a profound question: When a loved one dies, what should we do with everything they left behind? Turning documentary on its head, the Bogaríns embark on a magical-realist journey that transforms Grandma’s cluttered New Jersey home into a visually exquisite ruin where tchotchkes become artifacts, and the siblings become archaeologists. With help from physicists, curators, and archivists, they excavate the extraordinary universe contained in a family home. 306 Hollywood transforms the dusty fragments of an unassuming life into an epic metaphor for the nature of memory, time, and history.
Elan Bogarín’s first feature, 306 Hollywood, premiered on opening night of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival as the first documentary ever to be included in the festival’s NEXT section. In 2017 she was chosen for Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Film and is the co-director of El Tigre Productions, a digital strategy/production company that creates innovative non-fiction films and content for the world’s leading museums and cultural institutions. Clients include MoMA, the Whitney, The Getty, Colección Cisneros, and The New York Times. Elan co-founded The Wassaic Project, an arts festival/residency program that has hosted thousands of artists and in 2009 was nominated for the Gotham + Spirit Awards for producing Big Fan which premiered in competition at Sundance.
Troy Herion is a NYC-based composer writing music for film, theater, dance, and experimental arts. His orchestral and electronic music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, broadcast on MTV, and screened in major film festivals including Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, Full Frame, Hot Docs, and SXSW. His unique style has been called “marvelous” by New Yorker music critic Alex Ross. Concert works have been performed by the Grammy-winning Crossing Choir, The Pennsylvania Ballet, So Percussion, and Nash Ensemble of London. He studied music at the Princeton University PhD composition department with a dissertation on visual-music.
Jonathan is the co-director of El Ti- gre Productions, a digital strategy/pro- duction company creating innovative non-fiction films and content for lead- ing museums and cultural institutions. Clients include the Whitney Museum, MoMA, The Getty, andColección Cis- neros. He is a visual artist who creates social practice artworks throughout the US and Venezuela and has taught at Co- lumbia University and Pratt Institute. Jonathan has received grants including Latino Public Broadcasting, NYSCA, and Experimental TV Center.