director dani menkin joins us for two free screenings!


August 5; 7:00 PM; Marketplace Cinemas; Free

Join us for a special screening of a new film with director Dani Menkin!  LITTLE TOWN is the story of a stand-up comedian, with dreams of becoming a star, who takes his son on the road to a little town in the mountains to find his mom. They are accompanied by a free spirited girl who

inspires him to follow his dreams. Join us for this great, new family film with the director as special guest!


August 6; 2:00 PM; Marketplace Cinemas; Free

AULCIE is the incredible story of Aulcie Perry, an African American basketball player who hailed from the violence-filled streets of the 1960s Newark, NJ, and who found his glory in leading Israel’s Maccabi basketball team to the 1977 European championship. He became an overnight sensation in Israel, beloved by the fans and by his adopted country. He converted to Judaism and became an Israeli citizen, and his highly publicized relationship with Israeli

supermodel Tami Ben Ami became the subject of relentless media attention, making him one of Israel’s biggest stars. But his success wasn’t enough to save him from the descent into drugs and jail time, before finally finding redemption. At the time of his troubles, his family was living in North Carolina. Our special guest for the screening is director Dani Menkin.  Along with the screening of AULCIE, Dani will show a sizzle reel from his new documentary, COLLEYVILLE, about the hostage situation at the Texas Synagogue where Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker of Winston-Salem’s Temple Emanuel was one of the hostages. Rabbi Charlie will participate in an on-stage discussion with Dani.

**The AULICIE screening is a sponsored project of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County and funded through ARPA supported by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.**

Dani Menkin – Writer / Director

Currently living in Los Angeles, California, Dani Menkin is the twice Israeli-Academy-Award-Winning filmmaker of 39 POUNDS OF LOVE and IS THAT YOU? 39 POUNDS OF LOVE was sold to HBO Documentary Films and shortlisted for the American Oscar Awards. 

Menkin’s award-winning film DOLPHIN BOY (co-directed with Yonatan Nir) was sold to over 20 countries around the globe and was bought by Walt Disney Pictures for adaptation. His documentary ON THE MAP is being distributed by Lionsgate in North America.

Dani Menkin is a speaker and film juror at International Festivals around the world, as well as a film professor in universities in the U.S.