Call Jane

Drama, History Rated: R 121 min

Director Phyllis Nagy’s timely film about the sobering and painful history of the right to choose in this country is set in 1968 but still speaks volumes about the ongoing abortion debate. Starring Elizabeth Banks as a resourceful, quietly defiant housewife whose pregnancy becomes life threatening, and Sigourney Weaver as the visionary who inspires her to dramatically change her life, Call Jane is a rallying cry of generations of women intent on controlling their own lives.

“This is a story that needs to be told, again and again.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
directed by
Phyllis Nagy
written by
Hayley Schore, Roshan Sethi
Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina
United States