Ask for Jane


Roxie Theatre Sun, Feb 3, 2019 7:16 PM
Roxie Theatre Thu, Feb 7, 2019 7:01 PM
Film Info
Director:Rachel Carey
Film Category:Narrative
Running Time:108 min
Year of Release:2018


Based on a true story. Chicago, 1969 - Imagine a world where abortion is punishable by prison, and getting birth control is nearly impossible. As a result, women die every day from taking matters into their own hands. When a pregnant student at the University of Chicago attempts to take her own life, Rose (Cait Cortelyou) and Janice (Cody Horn) find a doctor willing to perform the procedure in secret to save the woman's life. Sparked by this experience, Rose and Janice form the Jane Collective: a secret organization to help other women obtain safe and illegal abortions. Operating like a spy network, complete with blindfolds and code names, the Janes help thousands of women - but they can't hide from the police forever. -JM

The true and irresistible story … this movie should be seen by every American”- Gloria Steinem