AMC Turns on Edward James Olmos’ ‘Water & Power’

Richard Montoya’s “Water & Power,” backed by Edward James Olmos, has set a May 2 launch through the AMC chain.

Olmos came on board last year after seeing the film at the L.A. Latino Festival and approached AMC. The film will open in Los Angeles and several other cities.

“‘Water & Power’ embodies filmmaking quality and artistic value that engages me,” Olmos said.

“Water & Power” bowed on stage in Los Angeles in 2006. Montoya wrote, directed and produced the drama starring Enrique Murciano, Nicholas Gonzalez and Clancy Brown about a California senator who must help his crooked cop brother out of a crime that has backfired on L.A.’s Eastside.

Mark Roberts produced with Montoya. Murciano plays the politician, nicknamed Water, while Gonzalez is the cop, Power.

“For a truly indie film like ours, it’s a lifeline to getting ‘Water and Power’ to the eastside and beyond,” Montoya said. “This is an organic film that respects the eastside and not just using it as a backdrop.”

Olmos appeared last year in “2 Guns.” Credits include “Battlestar Galactica,”  “Miami Vice,” “Stand and Deliver,” “Blade Runner” and “Zoot Suit.”

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