Sundance review: "Blood Brother"
Published: January 22, 2013 07:56AM
Updated: January 20, 2013 08:36PM
Rocky Braat, subject of the documentary "Blood Brother," which played in the U.S. Documentary competition of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It will screen at the Sundance London Film and Music Festival. Courtesy Sundance Institute

"Blood Brother"

U.S. Documentary

*** (three stars)

Rocky Braat is a hero, but no plaster saint, in this sweet as-it-happens documentary. Braat, a listless American traveling the world, ended up in India at an orphanage for HIV-positive children -- working as a volunteer, returning to the States when his visa periodically runs out. Director Steve Hoover is a friend of Braat's, so the film has an intimate, loosey-goosey feel. The pace is sometimes meandering, but that's weirdly fitting for a wanderer finally finding his place in the world.

-- Sean P. Means

"Blood Brother" (playing with the short "You Don't Know Jack," screens again: Tuesday, 9 a.m., Yarrow Hotel Theatre, Park City; Thursday, 9 p.m., Temple Theatre, Park City; Friday, 3:45 p.m., Broadway Centre Cinemas, Salt Lake City; Saturday, 1 p.m., Redstone Cinema 2, Park City.