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      Call Me Dancer

      Released Dec 15, 2023 1h 24m Documentary Biography TRAILER for Call Me Dancer: Trailer 1 List Call Me Dancer: Trailer 1 Call Me Dancer: Trailer 1 2:01 View more videos
      83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 99% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Manish is an athletic street dancer from Mumbai, whose working-class parents depend on their only son's support. When he accidentally walks into an inner-city dance school and encounters a curmudgeonly 70-year-old Israeli ballet master, a hunger develops within him. Ambitious and passionate, Manish is determined to make it as a professional dancer, but the odds are stacked against him. Call Me Dancer is a story of hope, heartache, and hard work. Together, Manish and Yehuda transform each other's lives, searching to uncover who and what they are. Yehuda seeks a purpose and a place to call home. Manish dreams of dancing on the world-stage but struggles to break free from the confines of his own economic and social circumstances. Read More Read Less

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      Ruth Maramis FlixChatter Film Blog Such a vibrant, dynamic lively film that celebrates the potent power of art in Indian culture. I was deeply moved by Manish & Yehuda’s story of an unlikely but life-changing friendship. Apr 25, 2024 Full Review Simi Horwitz The Forward "Call Me Dancer" is a charming character-driven documentary about family, culture, and the improbable friendship between a 21-year-old Mumbai street dancer, Manish Chauhan, and a 70-year-old Israeli ballet master, Yehuda Maor. Apr 23, 2024 Full Review Pat Mullen POV Magazine While the film oddly does not seem remotely interested in Manish’s personal life—there’s nary a sense of one—Call Me Dancer honestly captures the level of dedication required to make it as a starving artist. Jan 15, 2024 Full Review Joel Copling Spectrum Culture Manish Chauhan’s relationship with his eccentric instructor, Yehuda Maor, is central to Call Me Dancer; however, the film never moves beyond a superficial understanding of Chauhan, his admittedly charming family and his one-of-a-kind teacher. Dec 18, 2023 Full Review Avi Offer NYC Movie Guru Genuinely heartfelt, captivating and inspirational. It will make you stand up and cheer. Dec 14, 2023 Full Review Matthew Carey Deadline Hollywood Daily Call Me Dancer reaches the heart through the archetypal quest of the film’s hero, and the charm of Manish Chauhan. Nov 18, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ellen A A gem of a movie in every way -- it will touch your heart! Don't miss your chance to see it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review Jahlyn Karuna Such an inspiring story which gave me so many insights to reflect upon and resonate with. I am sensitized and more motivated today !!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/21/23 Full Review Thomas vF A wonderful, moving, and uplifting film. Definitely worth seeing! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/20/23 Full Review S C Fabulously moving, inspiring, and cinematically presented with a deft touch. A pure delight. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/18/23 Full Review Lisa B I loved it as dancing is one of my hobbies! I related to Manish with his passion for dancing! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/17/23 Full Review Gina Absolutely loved this film! It is heartwarming but not mushy. An inside view of how a positive attitude and perseverance can conquer the odds. Truly inspiring! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Manish is an athletic street dancer from Mumbai, whose working-class parents depend on their only son's support. When he accidentally walks into an inner-city dance school and encounters a curmudgeonly 70-year-old Israeli ballet master, a hunger develops within him. Ambitious and passionate, Manish is determined to make it as a professional dancer, but the odds are stacked against him. Call Me Dancer is a story of hope, heartache, and hard work. Together, Manish and Yehuda transform each other's lives, searching to uncover who and what they are. Yehuda seeks a purpose and a place to call home. Manish dreams of dancing on the world-stage but struggles to break free from the confines of his own economic and social circumstances.
      Director
      Pip Gilmour, Leslie Shampaine
      Producer
      Cynthia Kane, Priya Ramasubban, Leslie Shampaine
      Screenwriter
      Jennifer Beman, Pip Gilmour, Leslie Shampaine
      Distributor
      Abramorama
      Production Co
      Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Shampaine Pictures, First Hand Films, Arte
      Genre
      Documentary, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 15, 2023, Limited
      Runtime
      1h 24m