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Sundance review: "Blood Brother"

Published January 22, 2013 7:56 am

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"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.