Arrival Pictures hasacquired domestic rights to Pablo Veliz' immigration drama La Tragedia De Macario, which premiered in the Spectrum programme atSundance last week.

Negotiations between ArrivalPictures president Charles Acosta and Strategic Film Partners principals AlexBarder and Lawrence Silverstein closed early Monday morning.

Veliz' directorial debutfollows a Mexican's bid to cross the US border in search of a better life.Rogelio Ramos, Millicent Figueroa and Tina Rodriguez star.

"La Tragedia De Macariois a compelling and politically controversial film with a powerful messagewhich needs to be heard," Acosta said.

Arrival, which previouslyreleased Kayvan Mashayekh's adventure The Keeper: The Legend Of Omar Khayyam, is aiming for a late spring release.