Narrative Feature | 108 minutes

HIFF 2018

 World Cinema Narrative

Directed by
Rachel Carey

Produced by
Cait Cortelyou, Josh Folan, Caroline Hirsch

Written by
Rachel Carey

Cait Cortelyou, Cody Horn, Sarah Ramos, Ben Rappaport, Sarah Steele, Alison Wright

2018 | English | USA

Between 1969 and 1973, The Jane Collective operated underground in Chicago, helping over 11,000 women receive safe, illegal abortions throughout the metropolitan area, learning and performing the procedure on their own in an era that refused to make them legally available. Before disbanding in the wake of Roe v. Wade in 1973, the group operated like a spy network throughout the city and provided a necessary public service to the women of Chicago. Exploring the story of Jane’s founding with a ensemble cast including Emmy® nominee Alison Wright, Tony® nominee Saycon Sengbloh, and Ben Rappaport, ASK FOR JANE is a timely reminder of the necessity of reproductive healthcare in our modern era.

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