Latinx in Hollywood
- Published: Wednesday, 30 April 2014 20:24
Edward James Olmos presents WATER & POWER, a new film from Culture Clash's Richard Montoya. The film stars Nicholas Gonzalez and Enrique Murciano (Without A Trace) and opens May 2nd in AMC Theatres.
Based on Richard Montoya's award-winning play by the same name played at the Mark Taper Forum, WATER & POWER tells the story of two brothers nicknamed Water & Power by their hard-working father who was an irrigation field man for the famed Department of Water & Power of Los Angeles (LADWP). From the blue-collar housing projects of the city’s Eastside to the very corridors of power where deals are made in the City of Angels - WATER & POWER explores a cautionary tale - with a Chicano twist. Told in the classic L.A. noir style - with a darkly humorous tone - a hallmark for which Montoya is known in the theatre.
WATER (ENRIQUE MURCIANO) is a rising political star and California state senator. POWER (NICHOLAS GONZALEZ) is a top cop in the LAPD elite upper chain of command. Following an unexpected and unavoidable tragedy, the brothers find themselves in a seedy motel room on the eastern edge of Sunset Boulevard on a dark and rainy night. Can they survive the long night? Can there be Water without Power? Will they remember the tough love lessons taught to them by their hard-working father?
WATER & POWER opens May 2nd at AMC Theaters.