JANE: AN ABORTION SERVICE

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Mon, Jul 15 7:30 PM

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Community Connections

Sponsored by LICF, Humanities NY, and Stu & Ginger Polisner



JANE: AN ABORTION SERVICE

Monday, July 15th at 7:30 pm

$12 Members | $17 Public

Includes Q&A and Reception with special guest Abby Pariser, a former member of JANE, the Chicago Abortion Service, and Lauren La Magna, Public Affairs Manager at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic


Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, this compelling examination of a little-known chapter in women's history tells the story of "Jane", the Chicago-based women's health group who performed nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions between 1969 and 1973 with no formal medical training.


As Jane members describe finding feminism and clients describe finding Jane, archival footage and recreations mingle to depict how the repression of the early sixties and social movements of the late sixties influenced this unique group. Both a collection of vital knowledge and a meditation on the process of empowerment, this documentary showcases the importance of preserving women's knowledge in the face of revisionist history. (USA, 1995, 60 Mins., NR, English | Dir. Kate Kirtz & Nell Lundy)


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