AULCIE has been honored as an official selection of the 24th United Nations Association Film Festival. One of the oldest Documentary festivals in America, the UNAFF has honored the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for over two decades.
AULCIE is the incredible story of Aulcie Perry, an African American basketball player who hailed from the violence-filled streets of the 1960s Newark, NJ, and who found his glory in leading Israel’s Maccabi basketball team to the 1977 European championship. He became an overnight sensation in Israel, beloved by the fans and by his adopted country. He converted to Judaism and became an Israeli citizen. His highly publicized relationship with Israeli supermodel Tami Ben Ami became the subject of relentless media attention, making him one of Israel’s biggest stars. But his success wasn’t enough to save him from the descend into drugs and jail time, before finally finding redemption. Dani Menken’s documentary tells the story of this legendary athlete.
“A compelling and inspiring portrait of a singular life journey.” – Gary Goldstein, LA Times.
Dani Menkin | Documentary | 72 Minutes | USA, Israel | English, Hebrew | $11.99 for a 3-day rental period.
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Read more about Writer/Director DANI MENKIN and his film AULCIE HERE.