Delivery people, dishwashers, nail technicans, construction workers, bussers, deli employees are part of your neighborhood infrastructure. They also work long, tireless hours with only one day a week off. Perhaps that one day off is Sunday – a day of rest.
En el Séptimo Día, a fiction feature film directed by Jim McKay, follows undocumented workers in Sunset Park over the course of one week. José is a bicycle delivery worker with a lot of on his mind and in his life: his pregnant wife is still in Mexico, he works six days a week at a restaurant, lives with nine other people in Sunset Park, and his passion (and escape) resides in soccer. The protagonist’s point of conflict is when José has to face a dilemma: work more for a chance at getting via paperwork or finding solace and integrity in his soccer championship. Plus, the movie was filmed in Sunset Park, Gowanus, and Park Slope.
This insightful, profound, and eye-opening film is screening for free tomorrow in Sunset Park. Catch the flick at Pier 4 at Brooklyn Army Terminal this Saturday, June 23. Doors open at 7:30, live music at 8, and the film starts at 8:30. Stay after for a Q&A with the director and cast members.
RSVP to the free moving screening here.
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