Originally developed in the NYWIFT New Works Lab affinity group, Rachel Carey’s feature film Ask for Jane starts is NYC theatrical release at Village East on May 17th, 2019.
The film is based on a remarkable true story and produced by and starring NYWIFT member Cait Cortelyou, produced by NYWIFT member Caroline Hirsch, and starring NYWIFT members Megan Channell, Katrina Medoff, and Latresa Baker.
When a pregnant university student in 1968 attempts to take her own life, her friends Rose and Janice find a doctor willing to perform an illegal abortion to save her. Sparked by this experience, they form a secret organization to help women obtain safe abortions in a time when they were punishable by a prison sentence. Operating like a spy network, complete with blindfolds and code names, the “Janes” help thousands of women – but they can’t hide from the police forever.
Ask for Jane is directed by Rachel Carey and stars Cait Cortelyou, Alison Wright (The Americans), Chloe Levine (The OA), Cody Horn (Magic Mike), Sarah Ramos (Parenthood), Sarah Steele (The Good Fight), and a cameo by original Jane Collective member Judith Arcana.