Narrative Feature | 121 minutes

HIFF 2022


Directed by
Phyllis Nagy

Produced by
Robbie Brenner, David Wulf, Kevin McKeon, Lee Broda, Claude Amadeo, Michael D''Alto

Written by
Hayley Schore, Roshan Sethi

Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Kate Mara, Wunmi Mosaku, Cory Michael Smith

Sponsored by

East Coast Premiere

2022 | English | USA

Chicago, 1968. The ordinary life of suburban housewife Joy (Elizabeth Banks, delivering a career-best performance), is turned upside-down when her unexpected pregnancy leads to a life-threatening condition. With the all-male medical establishment unwilling to intervene, Joy turns to the clandestine network of women known as the “Janes,” for urgent, life-saving healthcare. Skillfully helmed by Phyllis Nagy (Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter of CAROL), and inspired by the true, covert activism of the Jane Collective—whose underground abortions saved the lives of thousands of women in the late-Sixties—CALL JANE is a powerful and timely tale of resistance and resilience in the fight for bodily autonomy. A Roadside Attractions release.

Scheduled to attend on October 9: Actors Cory Michael Smith, Director of Photography Greta Zozula