Aulcie

Aulcie
(72 min) Israel/US
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THURSDAY 10/28, 5:10 PM (SESSION 16)

Director/Producer: Dani Menkin
Executive Producer: Nancy Spielberg

Description:

The story of a remarkable athlete who captured the spirit of a nation, and how he ultimately triumphed despite the odds. In the summer of 1976, Aulcie Perry was spotted by a scout for Maccabi Tel Aviv while playing basketball in Harlem, and was signed immediately. Just a year later, Perry, who took the Israeli basketball team to their first European championship, started dating supermodel Tami Ben Ami, converted to Judaism, and became one of Israel’s biggest athletes. But not all was well behind the scenes, as he descended to drugs and jail time, before finally finding redemption - all this while searching for his biological daughter.

Biography:

Dani Menkin is an Israeli-American writer, director and producer, currently living in Los Angeles. He has been making films since 2005. His first documentary was HBO's 39 Pounds of Love which was shortlisted for the American Oscar Awards. Menkin’s award-winning film Dolphin Boy (co-directed with Yonatan Nir) was sold to over 20 countries around the globe and was bought by Walt Disney Pictures for adaptation. His documentary On the Map is being distributed by Lionsgate in North America. Dani Menkin is a speaker and film juror at International Festivals around the world, as well as a film professor in universities in the U.S.

Nancy Spielberg grew up immersed in filmmaking, working on her brother's early films as cast and crew. An accomplished businesswoman and philanthropist, she has turned her energy and talents to producing documentary and feature films. One of her priorities is to help preserve stories and make them into educational tools for the benefit of younger generations. Ms. Spielberg served as consultant on the Oscar-winning documentary, Chernobyl Heart, and is executive producer of Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals, which aired nationally on PBS. Most recently, she produced Above and Beyond, winner of the audience award at more than twenty film festivals. Spielberg is the executive producer of Sophie Sartain's documentary, Mimi and Dona, which was broadcast nationally on PBS. She is executive producer of Who Will Write Our History, which tells the story of the secret buried archive of the Warsaw Ghetto, and of On the Map, a documentary by filmmaker Dani Menkin.

Contact Information:

w: https://www.heyjudeproductions.com/
e: danimenkin@gmail.com



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AGAINST THE CURRENT
AULCIE
BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
BELLY OF THE BEAST
THE BROTHERS (LOS HERMANOS)
CARTERLAND
A COMMUNITY UNDER FIRE
THE CONDUCTOR
COUP 53
COVISIONS: QUARANTINE DIARY
DICKTATORSHIP
FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK
FATHER OF THE CYBORGS
THE FIRST STEP
A FISTFUL OF RUBBISH
FOR THE LEFT HAND
FRENEMIES
FROM THESE HANDS
FULL PICTURE
GHOSTS OF AFGHANISTAN
GROUNDED
HELLO, DICTATOR. ORBÁN, THE EU AND THE RULE OF LAW
A HOME CALLED NEBRASKA
HUNGER WARD
I AM BELMAYA
I AM GEN Z
IN A WHOLE NEW WAY
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
IRAQ’S LOST GENERATION
ISRAEL-PALESTINE: A SWISSMAN ON THE EYE OF THE STORM
LAST MEAL
THE LEAF
LIFE AND LIFE
LION ON THE MAT
THE LIST
MEDICINE MAN: THE STAN BROCK STORY
MEET THE CENSORS
MIND/GAME: THE UNQUIET JOURNEY OF CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW
NANMIN
NO TIME TO WASTE: THE URGENT MISSION OF BETTY REID SOSKIN
OLEG
OUTSWING
THE PIANIST FROM RAMALLAH
PRESERVING THE HOLOCAUST
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THE ROAD TO JUSTICE
THE SEED
SEYRAN ATES: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM
SOLUTIONS
STRIKE WITH THE BEAT
TELL THE TRUTH AND RUN: GEORGE SELDES AND THE AMERICAN PRESS
THESE MOMENTS
THEY KEEP QUIET SO WE MAKE NOISE
TO THE STREET (A LA CALLE)
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WE HAVE REACHED THE MOMENT
YOUTH V GOV
ZERO GRAVITY