POV: 306 Hollywood

POV: 306 Hollywood

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

With boundless creativity and an irrepressible bouncing energy, 306 Hollywood memorializes and honors the life of Annette Ontell, the grandmother of the filmmakers, Elan and Jonathan Bogarín. 

Presented by POV, 306 Hollywood premieres Monday, March 18, 2019 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Housewife, fashion designer, and beloved family member, Ontell lived seven decades in the same house—306 Hollywood Avenue in Hillside, New Jersey. Ultimately a profound reflection on how we examine and deal with the past, the film can also be viewed as a quirky instruction manual on how to live in the present.

By turns elegiac, celebratory, and edgy, with extrapolations ranging from the Rockefellers to Rome, 306 Hollywood moves unexpectedly but inevitably, like a beautiful murmuration of birds. It remains intellectually adventurous while playfully peeking into odd corners and exploring shifts in scale. With a lovely familial touch and a fresh musical score, it is also a crazy smart fun watch.