El Paso Jewish Film Festival - Aulcie

Monday, Mar 1, 2021

Online
El Paso, TX 79901

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Our 2021 Festival is dedicated to Jane and Bob Rosen

AULCIE

Running Time: 72 min  (Documentary)
Hebrew Subtitles
Directed by: Dani Menkin

One of Israel's greatest athletes captures the spirit of a nation while triumphing against the odds, in this crowd-pleasing biography of a basketball legend. Recruited from the courts of Harlem, Aulcie Perry joined Maccabi Tel Aviv in 1976, quickly established himself a leader, and helped defeat the heavily favored Soviets to give Team Israel its first European Championship. He adopted a Hebrew name converted to Judaism, and dated an Israeli model. But the dark side of fame led to a stunning downfall. Returning to Israel after time in prison, Aulcie shares his story of redemption, while electrifying game footage and insightful interviews complete this emotional profile of a superstar athlete who put Israeli basketball on the map.

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