Call Jane

Stylish, partly fact-based drama about a Chicago women’s collective that secretly performed abortions in the late 1960s. Feature film debut of the screenwriter of Carol.

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Joy, a traditional American housewife, is desperate for a second child. However, the wonderful news of her pregnancy is tainted by the threat it poses to her own life. She has nowhere to turn until she stumbles upon the Janes, an underground group of ordinary women who risk everything to provide people like Joy with choices. They save Joy’s life and give her a burning sense of purpose: to help other women take control of their destinies.

Sigourney Weaver plays an extraordinary role as the Janes Collective's charismatic, combative leader; Elizabeth Banks stars as the ideal housewife from a Chicago suburb who discovers new forces within herself and becomes an activist.

A timely film about reproductive justice in the year that Roe v. Wade – the legalization of abortion by the US Supreme Court – was overturned, CALL JANE skilfully balances light and dark in exploring the stories of desperate women who require abortions and the women who risk their lives for them.

Phyllis Nagy, USA, 2022, 121 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With lisabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Wunmi Musaku, Kate Mara.