Call Jane, a drama starring Sigourney Weaver and Elizabeth Banks, has been released as a teaser. Their willingness to take action despite misogynistic laws has prompted many groups to join the fray in the late 1960s.
The teaser demonstrates the fact that Call Jane has been chosen for very important film festivals such as Sundance and Berlin. It also provides an insightful look into the narrative, which will highlight the fact that many women have little support when it comes to ending a pregnancy, and that, of course, this is even more difficult for Black women.
After all, abortion laws and controversy are not a new topic, but if youve been following the news for the past few months, you know that Call Jane is coming at a critical time for modern History. The timing of the premiere also hasnt been chosen by chance: Call Jane debuts at a time that makes it relevant for the Awards season, which allows people to talk about it for a longer period of time.
Call Jane is directed by Academy Award nominee Phyllis Nagy, an actress who has no problem exposing how terrible women have been treated by history: she wrote and directed Mrs. Harris, which depicts an abusive relationship with a tragic ending, and she wrote the screenplay of Carol, which centered on a woman having to confess her feelings deep down because of the period she lived in.
Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi, who co-created The Resident, a popular medical series, have directed Call Jane. Other actors include Chris Messina, Wunmi Mosaku, Kate Mara, Cory Michael Smith, Grace Edwards, and John Magaro.
On October 28, Call Jane will be released in cinemas. You can see the trailer here.
Check out the official synopsis here:
Joy (Elizabeth Banks) is a suburban housewife who lives in an ordinary household with her husband and daughter. She must navigate an all-male medical establishment unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life. She meets Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women's health, and Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who wants to see that every woman have access to abortion, regardless of their income.