This special ‘Pay What You Can’ screening is part of a series of fresh and creative initiatives aimed at Riverside's local community. This programme takes a new approach to inclusion and to driving Riverside’s charitable aim of making the arts accessible to all. A selection of ‘Pay What You Can’ prices are listed on this page for online booking. If you would like to pay a different price for your ticket then please contact our Box Office on 020 8237 1010.
"Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy’s film on the pre-Roe underground abortion network features strong performances...a studious examination of a past that could, terrifyingly, become our future. " - The Guardian
Chicago, 1968. As a city and the nation are poised on the brink of violent political up- heaval, suburban housewife Joy leads an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. When Joy’s pregnancy leads to a life-threatening condition, she must navigate a medical establishment unwilling to help. Her journey to find a solution to an impossible situation leads her to the “Janes,” a clandestine organization of women who provide Joy with a safer alternative — and in the process, change her life.
Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy takes the reins as director and executes a riveting narrative, partially based on true events surrounding the Jane Collective, who provided thousands of abortions during a four-year period through their covert and precise mobilization. Supported by an impressive cast, Elizabeth Banks delivers a remarkable lead performance as Joy, whose determination and strength of character holds relevance more than a half-century later. Call Jane poses urgent questions about systemic barriers, the ever-shifting nature of politics, and the struggle for women to maintain control of their bodies.