On The Seventh Day



Date: November 2, 2018

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Hoke Theatre

Cost: $7/each

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2018 (Not Rated) 97 min. USA/some subtitles
Director: Jim McKay
Cast: Fernando Cardona, Donal Brophy, Christopher Gabriel Núnez

EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA (On The Seventh Day), a fiction feature from director Jim McKay, 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, On The Seventh Day 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.

“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

“Each elegantly framed shot, every deftly observed moment expresses something organic and moving.” – Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY

“Once the movie arrives at its brilliant climax, the cumulative effects of passing details lead to sweeping payoff.” – Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE