Elizabeth Banks Is Career-Best in the Abortion Drama from Carol Writer Phyllis Nagy in "Call Jane."

Elizabeth Banks Is Career-Best in the Abortion Drama from Carol Writer Phyllis Nagy in "Call Jane." ...

Call Jane, a Elizabeth Banks-led documentary that chronicles the true history of the Jane Collective, was performed between 1969 and 1973 in the Chicago region when abortion was still illegal. The film also has the advantage of being the screenplay for Todd Haynes Carol, which was written by playwright Phyllis Nagy.

The film is shot in Chicago, 1968, when the country and the city are on the verge of political turmoil. Joy (Elizabeth Banks) lives an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. But when Joy's pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition, she must navigate an all-male medical establishment unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life.

Joy is so inspired by their work that she decides to join forces with them, putting every aspect of her life on the line.

IndieWires' Sundance review of Call Jane had high praise for Banks' performance, stating that she is required to do a lot to portray Joy, and she delivers. With just a flick of her eyes or a certain kind of exhale, Joy sells Joys throughout her whole inner life.

Call Jane is scheduled to be released in theaters on Friday, October 28. You may see the official trailer here.