By Bernie Dotson
“A lot of artists create from struggle, pain or suffering. Not me. The film is about the ‘grab day’ celebration that happens year-round in pueblo communities,” Luther explained just prior to a screening. “My documentary explores the Laguna Pueblo community. The film follows three families as they live and work around their community, preparing for this event.”
“Grab” is Luther’s second independent film to premiere at Sundance.
The film graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., debuted “Miss Navajo” in 2007 at the festival. Luther said “Miss Navajo” was inspired by his mother’s life growing up during the 1960s. Luther’s mother, Sarah Ann Johnson Luther, was Miss Navajo from 1966-67.