Who Gets to Water the Grass

Director: L.M. Meza

Institute History

  • 1988 Sundance Film Festival


The dark and dry humor of director Luis Meza comes through in his characters, dialogue, and pacing in this look at a Latino family of three trying to peaceably coexist. The old traditions of the father seem overzealous to the more contemporary and assimilated son, while the mother’s duty, among other things, rests on easing the tension between her son and husband.

— Alberta Garcia

Screening Details

  • Section: Rogues Gallery: New American Shorts
  • Film Type: Dramatic Short
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 21 min.


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