On the Map
Director: Dani Menkin
2016, Israel/USA, 85 minutes
English and Hebrew with subtitles
In 1977, Israel was a country in need of a miracle. The Yom Kippur War, the tragedy at the Munich Olympics, and rampant inflation left a heavy weight on the Israeli psyche. When the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team—comprised of Israeli players and former NBA talents—suddenly blossomed, it gave the country a reason to smile again. Their run at the European Championship Tournament united Israel, as the young team defied the odds. This triumphant, well-crafted documentary retells this exciting time, when Israel was suddenly “on the map”!
Audience Award for Best Documentary – Boston, Denver, and Palm Beach Jewish Film Festivals
“On the Map will prove fascinating even to non-sports buffs.” Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
“A feel-good Cinderella story…” Michael Nordine, LA Weekly
South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh is proud to sponsor three JFilms in the South Hills.
“Doing Jewish” (Tuesday, April 25, 1:00 p.m., Carmike 10, South Hills Village)
“Mr. Predictable” (Thursday, April 27, 7:00 p.m., Carmike 10, South Hills Village)
“On The Map” (Sunday, April 30, 2:00 p.m., Hollywood Theatre, Dormont)
Tickets on sale soon.
For More information on the entire JFilm Festival, April 20-30, click HERE.