Kamloops Film Festival
For International Women's Day
Chicago, 1968. As the city and the nation are poised on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy leads an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. When Joy’s pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition, she must navigate an all-male medical establishment unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life. Her journey for a solution leads her to Virginia, an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen, an activist who dreams of a day when all women will have access to abortion, regardless of their ability to pay. Joy is so inspired by their work, she decides to join forces with them, putting every aspect of her life on the line.
Inspired by true events, Nagy’s film captures the essence of late-Sixties social change via one woman’s quest to get a safe and legal abortion.
Make sure you come early to take part in our Wine Tasting, hosted by the Kamloops Wine Trail, in honour of International Women’s Day.
“TRIUMPHANTLY CELEBRATES THE TENACITY AND POWER OF WOMEN”
– Film Threat
“INSPIRING. COULD HARDLY BE MORE TIMELY”
“A CAREER-BEST PERFORMANCE BY ELIZABETH BANKS”
More awards listed at IMDb.com
DIRECTED BY: Phyllis Nagy
WRITTEN BY: Hayley Schore & Roshan Sethi
STARRING: Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina
GENRE(S): Drama/ History
RUNTIME: 121 minutes
Rated PG: coarse language; violence