Runtime: 75 min
Release Date: January 2020 (USA)
Sun. 11/1 @ 7 pm
Followed by Q&A with director, Dani Menkin
Recruited from the courts of Harlem, Aulcie Perry became one of Israel’s greatest athletes after joining Maccabi-Tel Aviv in 1976. He captured the spirit of the nation and under his inspiring leadership, the team won its first European Championship. Shortly after, Aulcie converted to Judaism and moved to Israel, but the dark side of fame led to his downfall. Aulcie shares his story of redemption, while game footage and interviews complete this emotional profile of a superstar who put Israeli basketball on the map.
Dani Menkin is an Israeli Academy Award Winning filmmaker for 39 Pounds of Love and Is That You?. 39 Pounds of Love has been sold to HBO and was shortlisted for the OSCARS. His award-winning film, Dolphin Boy was bought by Disney for adaptation and On The Map is being distributed by Lionsgate in North America. He is a speaker and film juror at International Festivals around the world, as well as a film professor in universities in the U.S.
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