Little Rock Film Festival is proud to announce its 2015 Golden Rock Documentary Competition Lineup, curated by LRFF’s Artistic Director, Brent Renaud. LRFF2015 passes are available online for purchase HERE. Barge, (71min), USA Director – Ben Powell Barge Facebook page Twitter – @bargefilm Dry land’s misfits find purpose and direction twenty-eight days at a time as the steady hands of a towboat due for the port of New Orleans. Cartel Land, (98min), USA, Directing and Cinematogrpahy Award Winner, Sundance Film Festival Director – Matt Heineman Cartel Land Facebook page Twitter – @cartellandmovie CARTEL LAND is a classic western set in the 21st century, pitting vigilantes on both sides of the border against the vicious Mexican drug cartels. Crocodile Gennadiy, (100min), USA Director – Steve Hoover Crocodile Gennadiy Facebook page Twitter – @gennadiyfilm A new film from the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning creators of Blood Brother. Gennadiy Mokhnenko has made a name for himself by forcibly abducting homeless drug-addicted kids from the streets of Mariupol, Ukraine. As his country leans towards a European Union inclusion, hopes of continued post-Soviet revitalization seem possible. In the meantime, Gennadiy’s center has evolved into a more nebulous institution. Drunk Stoned Brilliant and Dead, (93min), USA Director -Douglas Tirola Drunk Stoned Brilliant and Dead Facebook page Three Harvard graduates start the first national humor magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood’s most legendary talent. Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey, (95min) Director -Scott Teems Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey Facebook page Since first walking onto stage in 1954, Hal Holbrook has performed his award-winning one-man show as Mark Twain on Broadway, in all fifty states, in...
Blood Brother, which won the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, sneaks up on you. What at first seems like a fairly typical personal documentary, quickly becomes something else entirely, as Steve Hoover is dragged into the complicated life of his best friend Rocky who has devoted his life to serving HIV positive children in India. I spoke with Steve about his best friend the Rocky, about making a film that is suddenly talked about as important in the battle against aids in the developing World, and what its like to win the Grand Prize at Sundance. 1. Tell me about Blood Brother? Blood Brother is an intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, my best friend. Rocky, a graphic designer, left his life and career in Pittsburgh to become family to a group of HIV positive orphans in India. I wanted to see and understand why Rocky made this dramatic decision and share Rocky’s story. 2. Tell us about your relationship with Rocky? What made you follow him to India? Our friendship is open and honest, I believe it’s unique. We are like family. I wanted to follow Rocky to India because I wanted to see his life there, it was a whole side of him that I really didn’t know or understand. I had been hearing about it from a distance in his emails and over the phone. It was hard for me to really grasp what he was doing, I just had no point of reference. I tried to picture Rocky in this village. He just seemed out of place to me,...