CALL JANE

TRAILBLAZERS | US CINEMA

US 2022, 121 min, Director: Phyllis Nagy

When Joy (Elizabeth Banks), a contented suburban housewife, has need for an abortion, she finds herself trapped by a medical establishment indifferent to her survival — until she stumbles upon the Janes. Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy directs this fictionalized account of the clandestine Chicago-based group that provided safe, affordable abortions beginning in the late 1960s before Roe v. Wade became the law of the land. Shot in Super 16mm, it has the look and feel of a contemporaneous indie. The warm heart of the film is Joy, who slowly awakens to the struggles facing women as second-class citizens — denied not just their own bank accounts but also any agency in their own healthcare decisions. With tenderness and humor, Call Jane portrays Joy and her allies in all their flawed glory, offering hope and inspiration as the fight for reproductive freedom takes on new and compelling urgency. —Shari Kizirian

EXPECTED GUESTS : director Phyllis Nagy, producer Robbie Brenner 

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Showtimes

In-Person


2:45 PM — Rafael 1

12:00 PM — Lark Theater

Director

Phyllis Nagy received Primetime Emmy nominations for writing and directing MRS. HARRIS (2005), and her screenplay for Todd Haynes’ CAROL (2015) received a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar® nomination. She began her career as a playwright and was the writer-in-residence at London’s Royal Court Theatre in the mid-1990s. CALL JANE is her theatrical feature directing debut.

Film Info

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Year:

2022

Running Time:

121

Director:

Phyllis Nagy

Producers:

Claude Amadeo, Robbie Brenner, Lee Broda

Cinematographers:

Greta Zozula

Editors:

Peter McNulty

Writers:

Hayley Schore, Roshan Sethi

Cast:

Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Mara, Chris Messina

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