‘Blood Brother’ raises funds, awareness
Rockland — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will host a special screening of the documentary “Blood Brother” Sunday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. Filmmaker Steve Hoover will participate in a Q&A session after the feature.
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, “Blood Brother” celebrates the unmistakable power of love in this story of one man, Rocky, who came to live among the children at an orphanage in India for those infected with HIV. Unlike others who simply passed through their lives, Rocky stayed, dedicating himself to their health and well-being.
“Rocky Anna” (as children living at the orphanage call him; it means “brother”) was dissatisfied with his life in America. 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 proves to be an invaluable resource.
This documentary feature directed by Rocky’s longtime friend Hoover traces Rocky’s story of working in the village of Tamil Nadu, India, for 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. All filmmaker proceeds are donated to the children seen in the film and to HIV/AIDS initiatives.
This film is not rated. Tickets are $8.50, $7.50 for students and senior citizens. For more information on all upcoming films, live concerts, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com.