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Call Me Dancer

Call Me Dancer

Call Me Dancer

Dir. Leslie Shampaine, Pip Gilmour
84 min

Charismatic, athletic Manish is a young and talented street dancer from a poor Mumbai family. As an only son expected to support his parents, he struggles against their insistence that he follow a traditional path and take up his father’s profession as a cab driver. When he secretly attends an inner-city dance school and tries a ballet class, he meets Yehuda, a curmudgeonly 70-year-old Israeli teacher, and a hunger develops within Manish. Ambitious and passionate, Manish is determined to make it as a professional dancer, but the odds are stacked against him. Call Me Dancer chronicles his hope, heartache, and hard work. Together, Manish and Yehuda transform each other’s lives. Yehuda seeks a purpose and a place to call home while Manish dreams of dancing on the world-stage against all odds. This documentary is an audience favorite wherever it screens. –Alissa Simon

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 84 min
Country/Region: India, USA, Israel, United Kingdom
Language: English, Hindi
Print Source: Greenwich Entertainment
Tags: Arts, Asian Frontiers, Dance, Documentary, Women Directors

Cast/Crew

Director: Leslie Shampaine, Pip Gilmour
Executive Producer: Jay Sean, John Patrick King, Ori Z Soltes, Jitin Hingorani, Leslie Shampaine, Diana Holtzberg, Esther van Messel
Producer: Priya Ramasubban, Cynthia Kane, Leslie Shampaine
Cinematographer: Neil Barrett, Abhijit Datta
Editor: Jennifer Beman
Composer: Nainita Desai, Nina Humphreys
Principal Cast: Manish Chauhan, Yehuda Maor

Showtimes

The Main 3

Sunday, April 14th

The Main 3

Tuesday, April 16th