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Sundance premieres find buyers as film festival opens

Even before the official start of the Sundance Film Festival, there has been action on the acquisitions front for films playing at the independent-cinema showcase.

HBO has picked up U.S. television rights to the documentary “Burma VJ,” which uses footage from underground video journalists capturing the 2007 uprising of Buddhist monks against the Myanmar government.

The film by Danish director Anders Ostergaard has its North American premiere Saturday after debuting last fall at documentary festivals in Europe.

Sony Pictures Classics has bought North American rights to “Rudo y Cursi,” a hit in Mexico that premieres at Sundance on Friday.

Directed by Carlos Cuaron, the comic drama reunites “Y Tu Mama Tambien” co-stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna as brothers who wind up as soccer rivals.

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