‘Blood Brother’ tells the story of Rocky Braat, a young man from a fractured family and a troubled past who met a group of HIV positive children living in an orphanage while traveling through India without a plan. There Rocky witnessed the kids endure disease, abject poverty, and death. However, in the midst of these troubles, Rocky also saw the their deep joy. Changed by the encounter, Rocky left his life, friends, and career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to live with the kids in India. ‘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. ‘Blood Brother’ is a documentary feature directed by Steve Hoover.
The screening will also include a presentation and installation led by Eduardo Antonio of Clínica Esperanza, the HIV Services Clinic at Mission Neighborhood Health Center. Eduardo will discuss his work with Clínica Esperanza and the installation featuring masks created by Clínica clients, staff, and community members for Florecer, Blossoming and Living with HIV: Overcoming Stigma Through Art. This exhibition was originally created to commemorate World AIDS Day in December, 2013.
Red Reels films highlight the work of local and emerging filmmakers and expose audiences to diverse global traditions. Screenings explore a unique interdisciplinary approach by incorporating real-time collaborations with artists from varying mediums like dance, painting, and live music.
Admission: $10-15. Doors at 7pm. Screening at 7:30pm.
Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event. Please arrive at the Red Poppy when doors open to purchase tickets.