In 1968, Chicago housewife Joy (Elizabeth Banks) is largely sheltered from the social upheaval taking place outside of her leafy suburb. But Joy is forced to contend with the inequalities of American society when she’s barred from receiving an abortion despite the fact that her pregnancy is causing a life-threatening medical condition. Desperate for help, she turns to the “Janes,” an underground collective providing safe abortions. Encouraged by the group’s activist leader Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), Joy becomes a dedicated “Jane” herself. The work gives Joy a new sense of purpose and independence, though she must keep her activities a secret from her loving but conventional husband Will (Chris Messina). Paying heartfelt tribute to the unsung women whose efforts helped expand abortion access, CALL JANE is a rousing depiction of a chapter in the battle for women’s rights that continues to rage more than 50 years later.
CAST: Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Kate Mara
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