New York Jewish Film Festival


Thursday, January 16, 2020
8:30 – 10 pm

In 1976, Aulcie Perry was playing basketball in Harlem when scouts from Maccabi Tel Aviv spotted and signed him. A year later, he led the team to their first European Championship, converted to Judaism, and become an Israeli citizen. His rise to fame was precipitous, and his relationship with supermodel Tami Ben Ami became the subject of relentless media attention, solidifying his status as one of Israel’s biggest stars. But behind the scenes, he had a growing drug addiction that culminated in his arrest and imprisonment, and since his release he has committed himself to uplifting those suffering from drug abuse and addiction. Dani Menken’s documentary tells the story of this legendary athlete.

Opening Night · New York Premiere · Aulcie Perry, Dani Menkin, and Nancy Spielberg in Person

Aulcie, Dani Menkin, Israel, 2019, 72 min.

Courtesy of Hey Jude Productions.