Upcoming abortion-rights film ‘Call Jane’ couldn’t be more timely

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Considering how far in advance movies are made before the final edit and ultimate release to audiences, I’m sure the team behind the upcoming Call Jane are probably shocked at how timely the film has become. Following a suburban mother (Elizabeth Banks) who finds her life at risk over a pregnancy, Call Jane shows that the world of 1968 (pre-Roe v Wade) now foretells a post-Roe v Wade world that many Americans (in states that have quickly rolled back women’s rights) are facing.

Banks’ character must navigate an all-male medical establishment unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life. Her journey for a solution leads her to Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who dreams of a day when all women will have access to abortion, regardless of their ability to pay. 

Call Jane is coming to theaters October 28, 2022.


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