Hey Jude Productions is proud to present the US Theatrical release of ON THE MAP, a documentary film written and directed by Israeli Academy Award winning filmmaker Dani Menkin (39 Pounds of Love, Dolphin Boy, Is That You?), produced by Dani Menkin and Jon Weinbach (The Other Dream Team, Kareem) and executive-produced by Roberta Grossman (Above and Beyond, Hava Nagila) and Nancy Spielberg (Above and Beyond). The film will open at Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles on November 25, and at Cinema Village in New York on December 9. A national release will follow. ON THE MAP tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv's 1977 win of the European Cup. Through the conduit of sports, ON THE MAP presents a much broader story of Israel and the Jewish people during the Cold War. The film recounts how the underdog Israeli basketball team prevailed over CSKA Moscow (known in the West as "Red Army") - a team that refused to play against Israel. Moments after this highly charged and historical win, Israeli-American basketball hero Tal Brody captured the heart of the young nation when he famously said, "Israel is ON THE MAP, not just in sport, but in everything."
Directed by : Dani Menkin
Written by : Dani Menkin
Starring : Tal Brody, Natan Sharansky, Michael Oren
Produced by : Aaron Feldman
Distributed by : Hey Jude Productions