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Join Rooftop Films For A Free Screening Of Jim McKay's Critically Acclaimed EN EL SEPTIMO DIA

Join Rooftop Films For A Free Screening Of Jim McKay's Critically Acclaimed EN EL SEPTIMO DIA

On Saturday, June 23rd, Rooftop Films will present a special free screening of Jim McKay's critically-acclaimed, Sunset Park-based feature film En el Séptimo Día outdoors on the Pier of Brooklyn Army Terminal, just blocks away from where the film was shot. The evening will include live music, food from local vendors, and a pop-up soccer field from Street Soccer USA. McKay and select cast members will be in attendance and will participate in a Q&A after the screening.

The 2018 Rooftop Films Summer Series takes place from May 19 to August 25 and is presented by Sundance TV.

Saturday, June 23
7:30 PM: Doors Open
8:00 PM: Live Music
8:30 PM: Film Begins
10:00 PM: Q&A with Filmmaker Jim McKay and select cast members

Pier 4 of Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58 Street. Brooklyn, NY 11220

(Jim McKay | USA | 96)
En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day) is a fiction feature from director Jim McKay (Girls Town, Our Song, Everyday People) which follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days. 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 his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on 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, En el Séptimo Día is a humane, sensitive, and humorous window into a world rarely seen. The film's impact is made quietly, with restraint and respect for the individual experiences, everyday challenges, and small triumphs of its characters. A Cinema Guild release.

Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire the diverse

communities of New York City by showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers and musicians. In addition to their annual Summer Series - which takes place in unique outdoor venues every weekend throughout the summer - Rooftop provides grants to filmmakers, rents equipment at low-cost to artists and non-profits, and supports film screenings citywide with the Rooftop Films Community Fund. At Rooftop Films, we bring UNDERGROUND movies outdoors. For more information and updates please visit their website at

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