The film tells the story of a group of women who fought for the right to abortion in the 1960s.
Roadside Attractions has released the first trailer for the drama movie “Call Jane” starring Sigourney Weaver and Elizabeth Banks. Based on true events, the film revolves around a group of women in the late 1960s who create a support system for other women in need of abortion. Controversial women’s movement has also inspired other groups to take action against misogynistic laws.
The trailer highlights that “Call Jane” has been featured in the selection of highly exclusive film festivals such as Sundance and Berlin. It also provides an in-depth look at the story that will underline the fact that many women have no support for terminating a pregnancy.
The film underlines that abortion laws and debates are not a completely new topic, and it comes at a critical time in the current context. The timing of the movie’s premiere wasn’t chosen by chance either: “Call Jane” is coming out during awards season, which will give people a chance to talk about the movie for longer.
“Call Jane” is directed by Academy Award nominee Phyllis Nagy, a director who hasn’t been shy about exposing how badly women have been treated throughout history. The cast includes Weaver and Banks, as well as Chris Messina, Wunmi Mosaku, Kate Mara, Cory Michael Smith, Grace Edwards and John Magaro.