Call Jane
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Hop Film

Call Jane

January 15, 2023

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

This moving and surprisingly uplifting period piece about America's pre-sexual revolution past is also a stirring portrait of the birth of an unlikely abortion-rights activist.

22/23 Hop Film

Call Jane | Official Trailer | In Theaters October 28

 

Chicago, 1968. As the city and the nation are poised on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy (Elizabeth Banks) leads an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. When Joy's pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition, she must navigate an all-male medical establishment unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life. 

Her journey for a solution leads her to Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women's health, and Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who dreams of a day when all women will have access to abortion, regardless of their ability to pay. Joy is so inspired by their work, she decides to join forces with them, putting every aspect of her life on the line. Inspired by true events, Nagy's film captures the essence of late-1960s social change via one woman's quest to get a safe and legal abortion.

D: Phyllis Nagy, US, 2022, 2h1m 

Programmed in conjunction with the campus Martin Luther King, Jr celebration
 

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