EN EL SEPTIMO DIA (On The Seventh Day) Cinema Showcase Hosted by Fred Craden



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Wed, Dec 12, 2018 7:30 PM


Cinema Showcase Hosted by Fred Craden

(On The Seventh Day)

Wednesday, December 12 at 7:30 pm | Members $7 | Public $12

From celebrated filmmaker Jim McKay, a compassionate and thought provoking drama about a young undocumented immigrant and deliveryman, José, as he attempts to manage his brief yet important moments of leisure on the soccer field, against a system of exploitative labor. God rested on the seventh day, but not José.

Director Jim McKay’s (Our Song, Girls Town) latest drama is the Brooklyn-shot tale of an undocumented Mexican immigrant, José. Six days a week, he puts in long hours as a bike messenger, struggling for his future, but his one day off is spent on the soccer fields in Sunset Park. José is thrilled when his team makes it to the finals, but when his boss tells him he’ll have to work that day as well, José is faced with an impossible choice. Shot in the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus, En El Séptimo Dia is a humane, sensitive and humorous window into a world rarely seen. The film’s impact is made quietly, with restraint and respect for the individual experiences, everyday challenges and small triumphs of its characters. (USA, 2018, 92 mins., NR, English and Spanish | Dir. Jim McKay)