Thursday, February 6

Premieres ArchiveSpecial Events ArchiveBoston Israeli Film Festival 2020

Boston Israeli Film Festival: Aulcie

Massachusetts Premiere

Director(s): Dani Menkin
Country: Israel
Year: 2019
Language: English, Hebrew
Running Time: 72 min
Type of Film: Documentary

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.

Introduction by Boston Celtics Center Enes Kanter and Marc Baker, President & CEO of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP)

Followed by a conversation with Alexander Wolff, Sports Writer/Interviewee in ‘Aulcie’ and Ilan Tamir, moderated by Shira Springer, Sports & Society Reporter (WBUR)

Ticket Information:

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Thursday 2/6
at 7:30 PM

All Boston Israeli Film Festival tickets are $16 each. Online ticketing closes at midnight the day of the screening. Tickets are not available at the Boston Jewish Film Office. Tickets will only be available at the Brattle on the day of show, if not already sold out. Visit the Boston Israeli Film Festival website for additional information. Brattle passes not accepted.