08 19 Oct '24
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Generations On Tour - Call Jane

Edition 2022

GENERATIONS On Tour brings different generations closer together. Both young and older audiences will go to the cinema and watch Call Jane. After the screening, both generations will meet each other in the film café for an inspiring chat over a free drink with a bite. The film Call Jane tells the story of a married woman in the US who turns out to have an unwanted pregnancy, at a time that abortion was completely forbidden. Fortunately, the clandestine collective 'Call Jane' is there to help her... Phyllis Nagy's new film makes a clear-cut sketch of the 1970s in the US.

"Call Jane." This message popped up regularly on the streets of Chicago in the 1960s and 1970s. Often on flyers and posters that advertised through coded language that this mysterious Jane could help unwanted pregnant women. This call reaches Joy (Elizabeth Banks). She is a pregnant woman who knows what she wants. Until the doctor tells her that her heart is too weak to bring another baby into the world. They will need to choose between her life and that of her unborn child. But Joy has no choice: after all, abortion is illegal. Fortunately, there is Jane, a collective led by Virginia (Sigourney Weaver) that helps perform abortions safely.

After the film screening, there is time for a meeting between the young and not-so-young viewers in the Film Fest Café. What did the different generations think of the film? How do they relate to its themes? Everyone will undoubtedly leave with more knowledge, more understanding and more respect for each other.

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