• En El Septimo Dia

En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day)

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Synopsis / Sinopsis

EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA (On the Seventh Day), a fiction feature from director Jim McKay (GIRLS TOWN, OUR SONG, EVERYDAY PEOPLE), follows a group of undocumented 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. 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, 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.

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Repartidores de comida, trabajadores de la construcción, lavaplatos, trabajadores de delis y vendedores de algodón de azúcar, estos nuevos estadounidenses trabajan durante largas horas seis días a la semana para disfrutar su día de descanso—el domingo—en los campos de fútbol de Sunset Park. José (interpretado por el encantador novato Fernando Cardona), un repartidor de comida, es el capitán del equipo: joven, talentoso, trabajador y responsable.

Cuando el equipo de José llega a la final, él y sus compañeros están emocionados. Pero el jefe de José amenaza con arruinar la celebración cuando le dice a su empleado que tiene que trabajar el domingo, el día de la final. José trata sin éxito de convencer a su jefe de que cambie de plan y de encontrar alguien que lo reemplace en el partido final. Si no llega a trabajar el domingo, su trabajo y su futuro estarán en riesgo. Pero si no se defiende a sí mismo y a sus compañeros de equipo, su dignidad será abatida.

Inspirado en parte por el libro pionero de Robert Smith Mexican New York y filmado en los barrios de Brooklyn Park, Park Slope y Gowanus, EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA ofrece una mirada humana, delicada y divertida sobre la comunidad mexicana de Nueva York—el tercer grupo inmigrante más grande de la ciudad—que rara vez se retrata en el cine. El impacto de la película es sigiloso, con prudencia y respeto a las vivencias individuales, los desafíos de la vida diaria, y los pequeños triunfos de sus personajes.



Reviews


Critic's Pick!"Movie magic... The nonprofessional cast members are as compelling as any pros."
— Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

Named one of "The Best Films of 2018 (So Far)"
— Staff, Variety

"McKay's control of tone and rhythm is in high gear, creating a work both thought-provoking and hugely entertaining."
— Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com

"A feel-good crowdpleaser — a rousing sports movie about characters trapped by their surroundings and galvanized by their communal spirit."
— Eric Kohn, IndieWire

"Confident and captivating... the movie has a bone-deep humanity that transcends technique and reaches right back to Cassavetes."
— Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"En el Séptimo Día is an intimate character study, but it’s also an excitingly kinetic film."
— Amy Taubin, Art Forum


Playdates


June 2018
June 8-July 12: IFC Center - New York, NY
June 8-14: BAM Rose Cinemas - Brooklyn, NY
June 15-21: Laemmle Music Hall - Los Angeles, CA
June 22-28: Roxie Theater - San Francisco, CA
June 22 & 30: Strand Cinema - Georgetown, SC
June 29-July 19: Jean Cocteau Cinema - Santa Fe, NM

July 2018
July 6-19: Media Arts Center - San Diego, CA
July 6-12: Ragtag Cinema - Columbia, MO
July 6-12: Real Art Ways - Hartford, CT
July 6-19: Zeitgeist Arts Center - New Orleans, LA
July 6-12: Lake Worth Playhouse - Lake Worth, FL
July 6-12: Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale, FL
July 6-12: Cinema Paradiso Hollywood - Fort Lauderdale, FL
July 13-26: Miami Beach Cinematheque - Miami Beach, FL
July 13-19: Tower Theater - Miami, FL
July 14-21: Grand Illusion Cinema - Seattle, WA
July 18: South Bay Film Society - Torrance, CA
July 20-Aug 2: St. Anthony Main - Minneapolis, MN
July 23: Oxnard Film Society - Oxnard, CA
July 26: Creative Alliance at the Patterson - Baltimore, MD
July 27-Aug 2: Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago, IL
July 27-30: Brattle Theater - Cambridge, MA
July 27-Aug 2: Pickford Film Center - Bellingham, WA
July 27 - Aug 2: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center - Lincoln, NE
July 31: Hopkins Center for Film at Dartmouth - Hanover, NH
July 31- Aug 5: Cinema 320 – Worcester, MA

August 2018
Aug 3-30: Celebration! Cinema Lansing - Lansing, MI
Aug 3-30: Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 8: Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock - Lubbock, TX
Aug 10: UCR ArtsBlock - Riverside, CA
Aug 11-12: Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City, OK
Aug 16-17: Cleveland Cinematheque - Cleveland, OH
Aug 22: Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park - Katy, TX
Aug 24-30: The Art Theatre - Champaign, IL
Aug 31-Sept 2: Speed Art Museum - Louisville, KY
Aug 31-Sep 6: The Loft Cinema - Tucson, AZ

September 2018
Sep 4: Grand Cinema - Tacoma, WA
Sep 8-9: Museum of the Moving Image - Astoria, NY
Sept 14 & 16: Tallahassee Film Society - Tallahassee, FL
Sept 14-15: Union Cinema, UWM - Milwaukee, WI
Sept 20: Utica College - Utica, NY
Sep 21-23: Cornell Cinema - Ithaca, NY


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