En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day)

21 Oct 2017 Saturday
21 Oct 2017 Saturday

En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day)

Pawtucket, RI
Blackstone Valley Visitors Center

Title of film:
En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day)

Running time:
92 minutes


Who is presenting the film at the festival:
Genoel Ramirez, actor

En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day) ​is a fiction feature about a group of undocumented immigrants from Puebla, Mexico who live in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers, and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park.

José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team’s captain – young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José’s team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But José’s boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells him he has to work next Sunday, the day of the finals. José tries to reason with his boss or replace himself, but his efforts fail. If he doesn’t work on Sunday, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn’t stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed.
Shot in the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus in Summer, 2016, ​En el Séptimo Día​ is the fifth feature film by writer/director Jim McKay.

Short bio of filmmaker:
JIM MCKAY (Writer/Director/Producer) ​is a filmmaker and co-founder, along with Michael Stipe, of C-Hundred Film Corp. He has produced and directed a feature-length documentary, ​Lighthearted Nation​; a feature-length concert film, R.E.M.’s ​Tourfilm,​ numerous music videos; and an award-winning series of public service announcements called ​Direct Effect​. In 1995, McKay co-wrote, directed, and co-produced ​Girls Town​, which received the Filmmakers Trophy and a Special Jury Prize for Collaboration at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released in 1996 in the U.S. by October Films. His second feature as a director was ​Our Song​ (1999), which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, played at New Directors/New Films in 2000, and was distributed theatrically in the U.S. by IFC Films. McKay’s third feature, ​Everyday People​ (2004), was selected as the Opening Night Film of New Directors/New Films 2004 and played at festivals around the U.S. before showing on HBO. His fourth feature, ​Angel Rodriguez​, co-written with Hannah Weyer, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2005, had its U.S. premiere at MoMA and showed on HBO in Fall, 2006. McKay was a co-writer of Nelson George’s Golden Globe Award-winning HBO Film, ​Life Support,​ starring Queen Latifah. McKay has directed numerous tv shows, including ​The Wire​, ​Big Love​, ​Treme​, ​In Treatment,​ ​Mr. Robot​, ​The Americans​, ​The Good Wife​, ​Boss​, Breaking Bad​, ​Rectify​, ​Power​, ​BrainDead​, and ​Law and Order.​ McKay served as a producer on ​American Movie​ (Chris Smith), ​The Sleepy Time Gal​ (Christopher Munch), ​Spring Forward​ (Tom Gilroy), ​Stranger Inside​ (Cheryl Dunye), ​La Boda​ and ​Escuela​ (Hannah Weyer), ​Brother to Brother​ (Rodney Evans), ​Room and ​Fourplay​ (Kyle Henry), ​Memorial Day​ (Josh Fox), and ​Mosquita y Mari​ (Aurora Guerrero). McKay was a Rockefeller Fellow in 2003 and a Guggenheim Fellow in 2004. In 2005, he was a recipient of the Lincoln Center Martin E. Segal Award.

Short bio of presenter:
GENOEL RAMÍREZ (Artemio) – ​Genoel Ramírez nació en Aztla un pueblito al suroeste del estado de Puebla, Mexico. Genoel ha trabajado en la industria electrónica, en tiendas de electrónicos y en almacenes generales. Es músico desde que tenía 5 años de edad. Le gusta todo tipo de música. Él toca la batería en una banda de hardcore punk, y también sabe como tocar el saxo y algunos mas instrumentos. Formar parte de la película ​En el Séptimo Día​, le ha despertado las ganas de sequir haciendo lo que le gusta. Le ha ensenado que puedo es capaz de hacer muchas cosas mas. Él quiere romper limites y mostrarle al mundo que en Puebla hay actores muy buenos pero el mundo todavía no lo sabe.

Web links:
Instagram: @enelseptimodia