Closing Night Drive-In: Aulcie

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An outstanding evening of fun, socially distanced entertainment. Includes food, drink, pre-show entertainment including music from Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour, an award winning film, followed by a Q and A with the filmmaker – all in one ticket.

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.


Want to get a basketball signed by Aulcie Perry and support Dani Menkin’s filmmaking?   See Hey Jude Productions website for more details.

Film: 72 minutes

Cast: Aulcie Perry

Director: Dani Menkin

Production countries:  USA and Israel

Year: 2020

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