ON SCREEN · FILM
En el Septímo Día
An undocumented Mexican immigrant juggles a demanding job with his love of soccer in this rousing sports comedy.
“A movie that makes a powerful political statement by never coming out and saying it. The film captures the reality behind a thousand news stories, sketching in what the politics of undocumented immigration really means.” —Variety
Part rousing sports comedy, part neorealist portrait of migrant life, this “exquisitely crafted, supremely confident and captivating” (Variety) crowd-pleaser offers a compassionate, often humorous look at life in New York as an undocumented Mexican immigrant.
José works long hours doing bicycle deliveries for a restaurant and then spends his Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. When his team makes it to the championship, he and his teammates are thrilled. But José’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, José 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.
D: Jim McKay, US, 2018, Runtime: 1h3m
OSHER SUMMER SERIES
Programmed as part of the OSHER summer lecture series “Our Divided Country: How to Find Common Ground”
President Lincoln warned 150 years ago that “a house divided against itself cannot stand,” yet the U.S. finds itself increasingly fractured along partisan lines. OSHER’s summer lecture series probes challenges to finding common ground on divisive issues and provides insights on how Americans could unite to solve them. Hop Film presents three films tied to lecture topics on income inequality (Pope Francis ), immigration (En el Septímo Día ) and racism (Satan & Adam ).