Janes

Nominee
Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
These women were outlaws. They were also heroes, and it's high time more people recognized them as such. The Janes is a great start.

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The Janes

Police arrested seven women who were part of a clandestine network. Using code names, blindfolds and safe houses, they built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions calling themselves JANE.
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, Women and Film, Activism, History, Feminism
Runtime
120
Language
English
Director
Tia Lessin
Emma Pildes
Awards:
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

Until the Supreme Court decriminalized abortion in 1973, there was a section of Chicago’s Cook County Hospital called the septic abortion ward. It admitted as many as 20 patients a day, women ailing from botched back-alley procedures or self-administered ones. Their injuries were grievous, and there ...

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