Water & Power

Water & Power is a 2013 American crime-drama written and directed by Richard Montoya and starring Enrique Murciano, Nicholas Gonzalez, Clancy Brown, and Yvette Yates. The film is set in Latino-centric Eastside Los Angeles and was adapted from a stage play by Culture Clash.[1]

Water & Power
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Montoya
Written byRichard Montoya
Produced byRichard Montoya
Mark Roberts
StarringEnrique Murciano
Nicholas Gonzalez
Clancy Brown
CinematographyClaudio Chea
Edited byJuan Garza
Music byGingger Shankar
Olmos Productions
SunCast Entertainment
Roberts/David Films
North / South Pictures
Distributed byAMC Theaters
Release dates
  • June 7, 2013 (2013-06-07) (NALIP)
  • May 2, 2014 (2014-05-02) (United States)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States


Twin brothers nicknamed "Water" and "Power" from the Eastside streets of Los Angeles rise through the city's political and police ranks to become players in a complex and dangerous web of the powerful and corrupt of Los Angeles.



Water & Power began as a play by Montoya, premiering at the Mark Taper Forum in 2006.

It was shown at the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) National Conference in June 2013,[2] the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival in October 2013, and was given a US theatrical release on 2 May 2014.


  1. ^ "Richard Montoya takes L.A. tale 'Water & Power' from stage to screen". Los Angeles Times. October 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "NALIP - Announcements". www.nalip.org. Archived from the original on 2013-09-18.

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