Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

En El Séptimo Día

On The Seventh Day

2017, Jim McKay, USA, 92 min. With Fernando Cardona, Gilberto Jimenez.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jul 27th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 27th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 28th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Jul 29th 5:00pm
  • Mon, Jul 30th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 31st 8:00pm
  • Wed, Aug 1st 6:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 2nd 8:00pm
Chicago premiere! Jim McKay in person!

"The summer's first surprise crowdpleaser." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

"Splendidly, unselfconsciously real…an intimate character study, but it's also an excitingly kinetic film." - Amy Taubin, Artforum

This buoyantly good-humored tale detailing one week in the life of José (Cardona), a hard-working undocumented soccer-playing immigrant, effortlessly conveys the dilemma of a man who faces an impossible choice between his job and loyalty to his hometown compatriots. José delivers carryout for an upscale Brooklyn eatery, shares a cramped apartment with buddies, and saves up to bring his pregnant wife from Mexico. He's also captain and MVP for his amateur soccer team. With the team in the finals for the championship, José's boss issues the order that he work the Sunday game day for a private party or else. Director McKay (GIRL'S TOWN, OUR SONG) makes the most of a marvelous cast of first-time actors and provides an engaging look at Brooklyn and some fine soccer action, as the story races to a cliffhanger when teammates and a helpful stranger devise an ingenious solution. In Spanish and English with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

Friday 7/27 at 6pm: Director Jim McKay is scheduled to appear for audience Q&A following the screening moderated by Maria Lopez, Programming Manager for the Chicago Latino Film Festival.

Saturday 7/28 at 8pm: Director Jim McKay is scheduled to appear for audience Q&A following the screening moderated by Esther J. Cepeda, Nationally Syndicated Columnist for The Washington Post Writers Group.

Sunday 7/29 at 5pm: Director Jim McKay is scheduled to appear for audience Q&A following the screening moderated by Steve Alderson, Director of Adult Education and Citizenship, Instituto del Progreso Latino.

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