Call Jane (2022)

29 February 2024

Call Jane (2022)

Inspired by true events, Call Jane is set in late-1960s Chicago, where a married woman (three-time Emmy nominee Elizabeth Banks from The Hunger Games) faces a life-threatening pregnancy complication and an all-male medical establishment unwilling to approve an abortion to save her life. 

Her journey for a solution leads her to Virginia (three-time Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver from Alien and Avatar: The Way of Water), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen (Nigerian-born BAFTA winner Wunmi Mosaku from Loki, We Own this City, and Lovecraft Country), 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. 

Directed by Oscar-, Emmy- and BAFTA-nominee Phyllis Nagy (Carol, Mrs. Harris), Call Jane was nominated for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, as well as the Rosie Award from the Online Association of Female Film Critics. It has an 82% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with IndieWire praising “a career-best performance by Elizabeth Banks,” and New York Times saying, “This is a story that needs to be told, again and again.”