The Janes (Movie)

Sundance Film Festival: ‘Nanny’ Leads a Parade of Scares

When a character took a severed human leg out of a fridge in the horror movie “Fresh,” I laughed then hit pause. I had that luxury because, like everyone else this year, I didn’t have to fly to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival but attended this impressively sanguineous edition at home. So I just […]

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At Sundance, Two Films Look at Abortion and the Jane Collective

Judith Arcana was 27 and recently separated from her husband when she began driving women surreptitiously for safe — but illegal — abortions. The year was 1970, she was an out-of-work teacher on the South Side of Chicago, and she was spending her days counseling women in need. “I don’t think we were crazy,” said […]

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