In the years before 1973 when Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States, a group of Chicago activists formed the Jane Collective to help women end unwanted pregnancies. The Janes uncovers this hidden history by interviewing many participants in the movement who worked under constant threat of arrest. Their defiance and dedication resonate deeply today as the guarantees of Roe v. Wade are being rolled back across the country.

The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes.

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Director: Tia Lessin, Emma Pildes
Executive Producer: Susan Lacy
Producer: Emma Pildes, Daniel Arcana, Jessica Levin
Cinematographer: Keith Walker
Editor: Kristen Huntley
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Year: 2022
Publicist: Cinetic Media
US Distributor: HBO