On the Map
Saturday Mar 03 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of the Honolulu Jewish Film Festival 2018.
Directed by Dani Menkin. Israel / USA. 2016. 85 min. English, Russian, and Hebrew with English subtitles.
This documentary tells the against-all-odds story of how the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team won the European Champions Cup in 1977—a time when the Middle East was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich, and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. Through the of lens of sports, On the Map presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amid domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War.
Read The Hollywood Reporter review.
Special guest: Director Dani Menkin will give a post-screening Q+A.
Dani Menkin is a two-time Israeli Academy Award winner. His award-winning narrative and documentary films include Dolphin Boy, 39 Pounds of Love, and Is That You? His movies have been also sold world-wide including to Disney and HBO.