The Landmark at Merrick Park
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ON THE SEVENTH DAY (En el séptimo día)

Florida Premiere


Country: USA
Language: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: En el septimo dia

Running Time: 92min
Film Year: 2017
Category: HBO Ibero American Competition

A smart, big-hearted portrait of migrant life anchored by Fernando Cardona’s beautifully contained lead performance, On the Seventh Day follows José, a hardworking undocumented deliveryman who plays soccer every Sunday with his fellow Mexicans in Sunset Park. When his boss insists he work on the day of a pivotal play-off, José finds himself torn between staying true to his buddies and securing a stable life for his wife and soon-to-be-born child.

Though set in Brooklyn, McKay’s latest is, in a sense, a border drama—one that understands the plurality of borders migrants face as they struggle to forge roots in a new country. José’s dilemma may sound slight, but it speaks to larger issues about what it means to be a good family man, a good friend and a good American.


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Director: Jim McKay
Producer: Alex Bach, Lindsey Cordero, Caroline Kaplan, Jim McKay, Michael Stipe
Screenwriter: Jim McKay
Executive Producer: John S. Johnson
Production Company: El Séptimo Día LLC

Cinematographer: Charles Libin
Editor: Karim López

Cast: Fernando Cardona, Gilberto Jimenez, Abel Perez, Alfonso Velazquez, Genoel Ramirez, Alejandro Huitzil, Ricardo Gonzalez, Gilberto Arenas

Jim McKay

Jim McKay is an American filmmaker. His directorial credits include the feature films Girls Town (96) and Our Song (00) and episodes of The Wire (06), Breaking Bad (08), In Treatment (09) and Treme (10). On the Seventh Day (17) is his latest film.