May 15 2014
WSU Shaw Gallery and Utah Film Center presents "Bl...

WSU Shaw Gallery and Utah Film Center presents "Bl...

Presented by Peery's Egyptian Theater at Peery's Egyptian Theater

Directed by Steve Hoover

92 min / USA /2013

Not Rated

Rocky Braat, a young man from a fractured family and a troubled past, went traveling through India without a plan. Then he met a group of HIV positive children living in an orphanage — a meeting that changed everything for him.Rocky left his life, friends, and career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to live with the kids. Steve Hoover, his best friend and filmmaker, was unsettled and intrigued by this drastic action. In an effort to find out what compelled Rocky to give up every source of stability in his life, Hoover decided to trace Rocky’s story, following him to India. He witnessed Rocky and the kids endure disease, abject poverty, and death. But, strangest of all, in the midst of these troubles, he also saw their deep joy. And he came to understand why Rocky had given up everything he had to experience it. Blood Brother is a story of friendship. It’s a story of a life, stripped down to its essence. Most of all, it is a story about love, enduring in the face of death.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize Documentary – 2013 Sundance Film Festival; Audience Award Documentary – 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award – 2013 Hot Docs Film Festival, and 9 other Film Festival Awards

Check out the film's trailer at http://vimeo.com/bloodbrotherfilm/trailer

Admission Info

Free

Dates & Times

2014/05/15 - 2014/05/15

Additional time info:

Free popcorn and a Q&A with the Director after the film

Location Info

Peery's Egyptian Theater

2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401

Parking Info

Street parking is available limited for 2 hours until after 6:00pm. There is also parking behind the theater off on Kiesel Avenue for $5 charge. Free parking is available one block west at The Junction (behind the Megaplex 13 theater) on 24th and Grant. We are south and east of the free parking.