October 23, 2013, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


The USC Levan Institute for Humanities & Ethics' Cinema of Substance Series,
Outside the Box [Office], REACT to FILM, and Tugg, invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Blood Brother

Directed by Steve Hoover
Written by Steve Hoover, Tyson VanSkiver,
and Phinehas Hodges

Produced by Danny Yourd
Followed by a Q&A with Steve Hoover
7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

WINNER - Grand Jury Prize, U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2013

WINNER - Audience Award, U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2013

WINNER - Audience Award, Hot Docs 2013

Opens in L.A. on Friday, October 25th

About Blood Brother

Blood Brother Trailer from Blood Brother on Vimeo.

Rocky went to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a group of children with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them. This unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this story of one man’s decision to move to India and restart his life among the dispossessed. "Rocky Anna" (as the children living at an orphanage for those infected with HIV call him which 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.

Unlike others who simply passed through their lives, Rocky stayed, dedicating himself to their health and well-being. Despite formidable challenges, his playful spirit and determination in the face of despair proves to be an invaluable resource.

BLOOD BROTHER – a documentary feature directed by Rocky’s longtime friend Steve Hoover traces Rocky’s story of working in the village of Tamil Nadu, India since five years to present. The film illustrates his commitment to the children and their families who face life and death situations on a daily basis.

Provided courtesy of Tugg. Not rated. Running time: 92 minutes.

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About the Guest

STEVE HOOVER (Director/Editor/Writer)

Steve Hoover has been directing commercials and music videos for the past six years. His work has been shown on virtually every media outlet, and has amassed over 100 million Youtube views. Steve is a director at Animal, a production and VFX house in Pittsburgh, PA. This is his first feature film.


Through film, we inspire young people to engage in the real issues of today. Leveraging the best issue-based filmmaking to promote social responsibility and spark civic engagement, REACT to FILM is a platform of educational programs in high schools and colleges.

REACT to FILM chapters across the country will participate in a national moment this fall with the collective power to create change by simultaneously screening BLOOD BROTHER. Winner of the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at SUNDANCE Film Festival this year, Blood Brother is an incredibly inspiring film that is full of heart and will change your perception of what it means to be selfless.

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About The USC Levan Institute for Humanities & Ethics

The Levan Institute for Humanities & Ethics, USC College, issues a Grand Challenge to every new student who comes to USC--to engage with, understand, and internalize the timeless values at the core of our humanity. The Institute collaborates with departments, professional schools, and programs across the university to bring students and faculty together with authors and artists, philosophers and practioners, and the ethical voices of our time.

To visit their website, click here.


About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago