En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day), the new feature from acclaimed director Jim McKay (Girls Town), follows a group of undocumented Mexican immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days. Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park.
“Confident and captivating… the movie has a bone-deep humanity that transcends technique and reaches right back to Cassavetes.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team’s captain – young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José’s team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. If he doesn’t work, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn’t stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed. Shot in the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus, and starring nonprofessional actors, En el Séptimo Día 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. (Dir. by Jim McKay, USA, in Spanish with English subtitle, 2017, 92 mins. Not Rated)