En el Septimo Dia (On the Seventh Day) — Trailer

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added: Tue, May 29th '18

Acclaimed television helmer Jim McKay (The Good Wife, Mr. Robot, Law & Order) has returned to the world of cinema, directing his first feature in over a decade with "En el Septimo Dia (On the Seventh Day)," which is an illuminating and candid look at everyday life of an undocumented Mexican immigrant living in Brooklyn, New York.

The film, which mostly features a cast of first-time actors as Latino immigrants, follows a week in the life of a hard-working Mexican delivery guy for an upscale Mexican restaurant, named Jose (Fernando Cardona), who is informed by his boss that he has to come in and work on Sunday (normally his day off), which turns out to be the day he is to play a very important soccer game at the local park.

The film is also written by McKay, who spent the last decade directing television shows, but started off his film career writing and directing the critically acclaimed indie female-driven dramas, 1996's "Girls Town" and 2001's "Our Song," which featured a young Kerry Washington in her very first movie.

After earning strong reviews last year on the festival circuit, "En el Septimo Dia" has now been scheduled to open theatrically in New York on June 8th, with other cities to follow. In the meantime, you can watch the trailer, above.

synopsis:
EN EL SEPTIMO DIA (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. Jose, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team's captain -- young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When Jose'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 Jose 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 SEPTIMO 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.

 

directed by   Jim McKay

starring   Fernando Cardona

release date   June 8, 2018 (NY, other cities to follow)

 
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