The true story of determined women in the 1960s who quietly provided the phone number of a reliable abortion doctor to women in need. Operating like a spy network, using blindfolds, code names, and secret locations, the Jane Collective helped over 11,000 women receive safe, illegal abortions until they were legalized in 1973. Q&A session to follow the screening
Filmmaker Bio: Rachel Carey is a writer and filmmaker based in New York City. Recent projects as writer/director include the 1-hour tv pilot Takers, which won an award for Best Actress at Seriesfest in 2016 and continues to play at festivals nationwide, including the 2017 Hoboken International Film Festival, where it was nominated for “Best Television Pilot.” She has directed several short films and music videos that have won multiple awards, and her novel Debt was optioned to be turned into a tv series for ABC Family by Calamity Jane, Ellen Pompeo’s production company. She has an MFA in film directing from NYU and is a member of NYWIFT.