Opening Night: Aulcie


Brattle Theatre Wed, Feb 6, 2019 7:30 PM
Brattle Theatre Thu, Feb 6, 2020 7:30 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Dani Menkin
Running Time:72 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere


During the summer of 1976, Aulcie Perry was playing basketball in Harlem when he was spotted by a scout for Maccabi Tel Aviv—he was immediately signed. Just a year later, Perry, who took the team to their first European championship, started dating supermodel Tami Ben Ami, converted to Judaism, and became one of Israel’s biggest stars. But behind the scenes, Perry had a growing drug addiction that ultimately led to his arrest and imprisonment. This is the story of a remarkable athlete who captured the spirit of a nation and how he ultimately triumphed, despite the odds.


Followed by a conversation with Alexander Wolff, Sports Writer and Interviewee in Aulcie, and Professor Ilan Tamir, moderated by Shira Springer, WBUR/NPR, Sports and Society Reporter.


Screening introduced by Marc Baker, CJP, President & CEO, and Enes Kanter, Boston Celtics, Center.


*Please join us at The Sinclair after the film for our Opening Night party, with complimentary snacks and drinks!