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On the Map
Tuesday, February 14
8:00 p.m.
Director: Dani Menkin
2016/Israel/81 minutes
Documentary/Sports/Israel/Politics
Hebrew, English with English Subtitles

Director Level Sponsored Screening
Special Thanks to the Monday Night and Arthur Olsen Tuesday Night poker groups, who would like recognize Michael Rudnick for his long-term development efforts on behalf of the JCC

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Wall Street Journal feature on the film

Combining the pulse-pounding action of a high-stakes thriller with an incendiary political backdrop, this documentary is a testament to the will of a new and proud nation proving itself to the world!

 

On the Map is the incredible true story of the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team, which, against all odds and still mourning the devastation of the Yom Kippur War, won their first European Cup against the Soviets and established the state of Israel as a global presence. Featuring archival footage of 1970’s Israel, interviews with team members, including the Jewish-American NBA players that took a chance on a fledgling Israeli team, and contextualized within a hostile Europe, On the Map presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amidst domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War.

 

On the Map has screened at Jewish film festivals in Boston, San Francisco, and Dallas. Note that we are delighted to have the star of both the basketball team and the film, Tal Brody, in attendance, for the film’s Colorado Premiere.