Join us for this month’s NYWIFT Member Screening Series showcasing Cait Cortelyou’s Ask for Jane. The team will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.
The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. The screening will take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.
Ask for Jane
Rachel Carey (Director)
Cait Cortelyou (Creator, Producer, and Star/NYWIFT Member)
Caroline Hirsch (Producer/NYWIFT Member)
Jennifer Anderson (Costume Designer/NYWIFT Member)
Megan Channell (Actor/NYWIFT Member)
Katrina Medoff (Actor/NYWIFT Member)
108 mins, 2018
Based on a true story: Chicago, 1969 – Imagine a world where abortion is punishable by prison, and getting birth control is nearly impossible. As a result, women die every day from taking matters into their own hands. When a pregnant student at the University of Chicago attempts to take her own life, Rose (Cait Cortelyou) and Janice (Cody Horn) find a doctor willing to perform the procedure in secret to save the woman’s life. Sparked by this experience, Rose and Janice form the Jane Collective: a secret organization to help other women obtain safe and illegal abortions. 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.
Cait Cortelyou (Creator, Producer, and Star/NYWIFT Member) made her television debut in Steven Soderbergh’s Emmy Award-winning series The Knick; and she can be seen in season two of CBS’s Bull as Delilah. She recently produced and starred in the theatrically released feature film Ask for Jane, which premiered at the 2018 Hamptons Film Festival and is distributed by levelFILM. On stage, Cait originated a role in the acclaimed Off-Broadway hit Sleep No More, and is on the Artistic staff of The Shelter, a long-running independent theatre company in NYC. She is represented by Professional Artists and managed by Kanner Entertainment. www.CaitCortelyou.com
Katrina Medoff (Actor) is the founder and co-director of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge (WWFC), a women-in-film initiative that places professional filmmakers on crews that write, shoot and edit a short film in just one weekend. Through the WWFC, she and co-director Tracy Sayre have worked with over 500 women in NYC to produce 24 short films, which have been selected for over 60 film festivals. They’re launching WWFC in LA in 2020. Katrina is also an actor, writer and producer. Recent projects include the feature film Ask for Jane as well as short films that have screened at SOHO International Film Festival, Queens World Film Festival and more.
Jennifer Anderson (Costume Designer)’s career in costume design spans 25+ years. She has worked in theatre, film, television, opera, dance, couture fashion, the music industry, and commercials from Los Angeles to New York to Egypt. Currently based in Manhattan, Jennifer operates the Etheric Design Studio and Costume House. She is the Costume Designer for Write Act Repertory, an original Broadway The Lion King company member, and a member of TWU Local 764, NYWIFT, League of Professional Theatre Women, Episcopal Actors Guild, and Phi Beta Kappa. MFA from UC Irvine, where she was trained in classic costume construction emulating the “Golden Age of Hollywood.”www.jandersoncostumes.com
Ask for Jane is available courtesy of:
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street)
$7 for NYWIFT Members
$9 for Students, Seniors, Members of Women Make Movies, IFP, AAWIC, ImageNation, DCTV, and Center for Communications
$12 for Nonmembers
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.