"It’s 1968 in the city of Chicago. The city and the nation are poised on the brink of violent political upheaval, and suburban housewife Joy leads an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. When Joy’s pregnancy leads to a life-threatening condition, she must navigate a medical establishment that is unwilling to help. Her journey to find a solution to an impossible situation leads her to the “Janes,” a clandestine organization of women who provide Joy with a safer alternative—and in the process, change her life.
Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy takes the reins as director and executes a riveting narrative, partially based on true events surrounding the Jane Collective, who provided thousands of abortions during a four-year period through their covert and precise mobilization. Call Jane poses urgent questions about systemic barriers, the ever-shifting nature of politics and the struggle for women to maintain control of their bodies."
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