FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 23, 2006
2006 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SPECTRUM FILM "LA TRAGEDIA DE MACARIO" ACQUIRED
FOR THEATRICAL RELEASE
Park City, UT - January 23, 2006 -- Today at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, "LA TRAGEDIA DE MACARIO" a narrative film by twenty-three year old first-time filmmaker Pablo Veliz was acquired by Arrival Pictures for domestic theatrical release.
Arrival Pictures, coming fresh off the success of "THE KEEPER: THE LEGEND OF OMAR KHAYYAM" and producer's representatives Strategic Film Partners closed the deal two days after the world premiere of the film.
Negotiations between Arrival Pictures president Charles Acosta and Strategic Film Partners principals Alex Barder and Lawrence Silverstein went through the night and closed early Monday morning.
The picture premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and has received a great deal of attention due to its compelling narrative storytelling which tackles the controversial and topical subject matter of immigration.
Set against the backdrop of what many consider to be the worst immigrant tragedy in American history, the film explores the complexities of the immigrant's struggles, triumphs, loves and spirit with moving results.
The story is very personal to Veliz, who himself emigrated across the Mexican-U.S. border, and incorporates Veliz's own true life struggles in the film.
"The filmmakers are very excited to have their film released through Arrival Pictures," noted Strategic partner Barder, "Arrival Pictures has made a place for themselves as a preeminent distributor of specialty films with a broad appeal and will do a tremendous job with this remarkable picture."
"La Tragedia de Macario is a compelling and politically controversial film with a powerful message which needs to be heard," said Arrival Pictures president Acosta. Along with Arrival Pictures marketing director Lori Madrid, Acosta is currently targeting a late spring theatrical release.
For more information on the film go to http://www.LaTragedia.com
For more information on Arrival Pictures go to http://www.ArrivalPictures.com
For more information on Strategic Film Partners go to http://www.StrategicFilmPartners.com