Acclaimed director Jim McKay’s (Our Song, Girls Town) first film in over a decade is this timely, compassionate, often humorous look at life in New York as an undocumented Mexican immigrant. José works long hours doing bicycle deliveries for a restaurant in Carroll Gardens and then spends his day off on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. When his team makes it to the championship, he and his teammates are thrilled. But Jose’s boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells him he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. Knowing he’ll be fired if he doesn’t show up for work, Jose is forced to choose between his job and his loyalty to his team. Shot on the streets of Brooklyn, En el Séptimo Día vividly captures the everyday struggles and camaraderie that binds this community together in a universally relevant story of fortitude and dignity.
New York: June 18 at BAM.