Dani Menkin


Running Time

75 minutes



Israel & U.S.



About the Film

Basketball legend, Aulcie Perry, led Maccabi Tel Aviv to an upset win in the European Championship in 1977 and again four years later. Aulcie was spotted by a scout for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the summer of 1976 in Harlem and was quickly signed to play for their fledgling team. The Israeli players immediately responded to Aulcie's leadership. To the surprise of many, Aulcie Perry converted to Judaism and became an Israeli citizen. Recounting both the highs and lows, this inspiring film tells the story of a remarkable athlete who captured the spirit of a nation, triumphant and victorious against all odds.

Virtual Screening

Begins Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00 pm. The film can be viewed anytime until Monday, January 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  

Location: Online Streaming

PRICE: $10

About the Process

WJFF has partnered with Elevent, a ticketing and streaming platform, to host our Winter Popup film. Here is what you need to do in order to watch the film. 

  1. If you do not already have an account with Elevent, sign up for a free account at Click Login/Register in the upper right-hand corner.

  2. Once you purchase your ticket using the link below, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the film. If you do not receive your confirmation, please check your spam or junk folder. 

  3. You will receive another email one hour before each screening with a link to watch the film or Live Stream.

  4. Once the film is available, if you cannot find your email with the link to the film, you can access the film in these ways: 

IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ: Wilmington Jewish Film festival volunteers will be unable to provide assistance during the movie. All support will come through Elevent. Please carefully read the list of frequently asked questions and instructions prior to accessing the film.