Opening Night | Tal Brody in Attendance
On the Map
Saturday, March 18, 8:15 PM
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield
This mesmerizing documentary tells the against-all-odds story of Israel’s 1977 European Basketball Championship, which took place at a time when the Middle East was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich. Through the lens of sports, 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.
Bringing together most of the members of the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv team, including magnetic team captain Tal Brody, as well as observers like Bill Walton and former NBA Commissioner David Stern, this powerful documentary gives you a courtside seat to a watershed moment in Israeli history.
"Uplifting and inspiring... moves people deeply." —San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Dessert reception from 7:30-8:00 PM. Q&A with basketball legend and Israel Goodwill Ambassador Tal Brody. Remarks by John Doleva, President & CEO, Basketball Hall of Fame.
Sponsored by Betsey and Malcolm Freedman, Florence Bank, and the Basketball Hall of Fame
Documentary | 2016 | 90 minutes
USA | English and Hebrew with subtitles
Directed by Dani Menkin