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The Opening Night Film of the New York Jewish Film Festival, and Audience Award winner of the San Diego International Film Festival, AULCIE tells the riveting story of a legendary athlete. 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.
USA/Israel, 2020, 75 MIN, Directed by Dani Menkin, In English and Hebrew with English Subtitles
“A fine documentary.”– Peter Keough, BOSTON GLOBE
“A thrilling journey.”– YNET ISRAEL