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Blood Brother


With director Steve Hoover in person  

Dir. Steve Hoover. 2012, 92 mins. Digital projection. With Rocky Braat, Steve Hoover. Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in Documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Blood Brother chronicles American Rocky Braat’s decision to move to India and work with orphaned children living with HIV. “Rocky Anna” (which means “brother” and is his nickname among the children at the orphanage) left a dissatisfying life in America when he traveled to India as a tourist. Having grown up without a close-knit family of his own, he found his calling living and working with kids in need. Despite formidable challenges, his playful spirit and determination in the face of despair prove to be an invaluable resource. This documentary, by Rocky’s longtime friend Steve Hoover, traces Rocky’s story of working in the village of Tamil Nadu, India, over the past five years. The film illustrates his commitment to the children and their families who face life and death situations on a daily basis. 

Variety wrote “Documentaries don’t come any bigger-hearted than Blood Brother, a highly worked yet non-manipulative first feature for Steve Hoover that requires no string-pulling to achieve its inspirational impact.”

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the director Steve Hoover, moderated by Coralie Paul, President, REACT to FILM, a nonprofit organization devoted to using the best documentary filmmaking to promote social responsibility and to spark civic engagement.

Tickets: $15 public / $9 Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above. Order online or call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets.