Call Me Dancer

MKE Film Festival


Expected to attend Q&A Following 4/29 4:15 PM Screening: Leslie Shampaine (director, producer), Manish Chawhan (participant)

Manish is a young and talented street dancer who struggles against his parents' insistence that he follow a traditional path. When he accidentally walks into an inner-city dance school and encounters a curmudgeonly 70-year-old Israeli ballet master, a hunger develops within. Ambitious and passionate, Manish is determined to make it as a professional dancer, but the odds are stacked against him—a true-life fairytale from the streets of Mumbai to the stages of New York.

Film Sponsor:
Lauren and Alex Lasry


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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