Artist Projects


Billy Luther

Grab is an intimate portrait of the little-documented Grab Day in the villages of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, who annually throw water and food items from the rooftop of a home to people standing below. A community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks, and renewal, Grab Day exists at the intersection of traditional Native and contemporary Western cultures. Luther’s film, which is narrated by Parker Posey, follows three families as they prepare for the annual event, chronicling their lives for the year leading up to this day.

Project Updates

  • 2011: GRAB screens in the All Roads Film Festival at the National Geographic Museum

  • 2011: Grab has New York premiere at the National Museum of the American Indian

  • 2011: Still photos from Grab are featured in Grab: The Exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York

  • 2011: Grab has world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival