Moonlight & Movies: En el Séptimo Día
Shot on location in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day) (Jim McKay, 2017, 92 min) follows José (Fernando Cardona), an undocumented bike delivery worker, over the course of seven days. When his soccer team makes the finals on a day he is asked to work, José, the team's captain, is forced to decide between work and play, a more complicated choice than it seems. Prior to our outdoor screening on the Museum's Terrace, director Jim McKay and Make the Road New York's Mel Gonzalez sit down for a conversation about the contemporary immigration and labor issues that inspired the film.
Ticket includes your choice of a glass of beer or wine.
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About the Speakers:
Jim McKay is a director, writer, and producer. His films include Girls Town (1996), which received the Filmmakers Trophy and Special Jury Prize for Collaboration at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, Our Song (2000), Everyday People (2004), and Angel Rodriguez (2005). He has directed episodes of The Wire, Big Love, Law & Order, and In Treatment, among other shows. En el Séptimo Día, his first film in 12 years, was released in 2017.
Mel Gonzalez is part of the legal team at Make the Road New York and an Equal Justice Works fellow. He advocates on behalf of the city's food delivery workers and has created a deliverista working group to discuss and come up with solutions for issues affecting workers. He has also advocated for the legalization of electric bicycles and helped workers recover unpaid wages. Gonzalez has a degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
This program also accompanies our exhibition, City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York (opens May 1, 2019). To view all of the programs in the series, click here.
Start time subject to change, check back for details. In the case of rain, the screening will be moved indoors and take place at the same time.
View a trailer of the film here:
$15 General Admission
Ticket includes your choice of a glass of beer or wine
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Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or email@example.com with any questions.