LAJFF, the Consulate General of Israel, LA and Jewish Journal present the LA Premiere of the award-winning documentary, "AULCIE." From acclaimed filmmaker Dani Menkin ("Picture of His Life","Dolphin Boy") comes the sequel to "On the Map."
Buy your ticket here for $12 to view the film. Watch the film FIRST, before the free Q&A webinar on October 18 at 11 am PST (2 pm EST / 9 pm Israel). The link and password to the film will be sent to you just before the film goes live. It will be available to stream for 72 hours from October 15 - 18 ONLY.
You will automatically be registered for the webinar on zoom when you buy your tickets.
We will honor Aulcie Perry for his contributions to building bridges between African Americans and Jews and Israelis.
The Q&A will include Aulcie Perry, Dani Menkin, producer Jon Weinbach and KJ Matthews, journalist of AAFCA, with introductory remarks by Consul General of Israel, Dr. Hillel Newman.
"AULCIE" tells the inspiring story of Aulcie Perry, a basketball legend who led Maccabi Tel Aviv to an upset win in the European Championship. During the summer of 1976, Aulcie Perry was spotted by a scout for Maccabi Tel Aviv while playing in Harlem and was quickly signed to play. After the season, Aulcie converted to Judaism and became an Israeli citizen. His bi-racial relationship with Israel's top model was the focus of relentless media attention and cemented his status as an international phenomenon. But behind the scenes he struggled with addiction. This compelling film tells the story of this remarkable athlete who captured the spirit of a nation, triumphant and victorious against all odds, and put Israel on the map.
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel, Los Angeles and in partnership with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and Jewish Journal