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Israeli Film Festival 2021 - Aulcie

A Dani Menkin Film
Documentary | 75 min | 2020

Aulcie Perry, an African American, from the violence-filled streets of Newark, NJ finds his glory in leading Israel’s Maccabi basketball team to European championship, only to fall to drugs and jail time before his redemption and search for his biological daughter. Director Dani Menkin has captured the essence of Israel’s heartwarming, headstrong, and always hopeful history, and the harrowing tale of its adopted and much-beloved son, in the true story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s legendary player.

Click here to view the trailer.

The 11th Annual Israeli Film Festival is sponsored by Weinstein Properties. It will run January 20 – 31 at the Weinstein JCC.

Film will be available beginning at 7:00PM on the first day of the film viewing window until 7:00PM on the last day of the film availability window. 

Ticket holders will receive their film link via email at 10:00AM on the first day of the film’s viewing window.


***Tune in for a virtual live Q&A with director, Dani Menkin on Saturday, January 23 at 8PM!
Virtual admission is included with your Aulcie single film ticket, All Films Pass, or Arts + Ideas subscription

About Dani Menkin
Dani Menkin is a twice Israeli Academy Award Winning filmmaker for 39 POUNDS OF LOVE, IS THAT YOU?. 39 Pounds of Love has been sold to HBO and was SHORTLISTED for the OSCARS. Dani Menkin’s award winning film, DOLPHIN BOY co-directed with Yonatan Nir) was sold to over 20 countries around the globe and was bought by DISNEY for adaptation. ON THE MAP is being distributed by LIONSGATE in North America. Dani Menkin is a speaker and film juror at International Festivals around the world, as well as a film professor in universities in the U.S.

Film Availability: January 21-24

Virtual Live Q&A with Director on January 23

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