Janes

THE JANES
(101 min) US
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Directors: Emma Pildes, Tia Lessin
Producers: Emma Pildes, Daniel Arcana, Jessica Levin, Susan Lacy

Description:

In the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on the South Side of Chicago. Seven women were arrested and charged. The accused were part of a clandestine network; using code names, blindfolds, and safe houses to protect their identities and their work, they built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions. In the pre-Roe v. Wade era––a time when abortion was a crime in most states––the Janes provided low-cost and free abortions to an estimated 11,000 women.

Biographies:

Emma Pildes is Emmy-nominated filmmaker and one of Pentimento Productions' principal producers. For HBO, she produced Spielberg, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, and Very Ralph. Spielberg was nominated for an Emmy, and Jane Fonda in Five Acts had its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. At PBS American Masters, Emma helped to produce the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning LennoNYC, the Emmy-winning Inventing David Geffen, and American Masters: Billie Jean King.

​​Tia Lessin is Academy Award-nominated filmmaker who directed Trouble the Water, a film about Katrina survivors. She also directed and produced Citizen Koch about the rise of the Tea Party in the Midwest. The granddaughter of a garment worker, Tia received the Sidney Hillman Award for Broadcast Journalism for her directorial debut, Behind the Labels, about labor trafficking of U.S. clothing manufacturers. Tia was a producer of Palme D’Or-winning Fahrenheit 9/11, Academy Award-winning Bowling for Columbine, and Where to Invade Next. Her work producing Michael Moore’s series, The Awful Truth, earned her two Emmy nominations, one arrest, and a lifetime ban from Disneyland.

Daniel Arcana is a producer and writer who is currently co-producing a multi-part documentary series about the Seattle rock music scene of the mid 80's - mid 90's. Previously, Daniel was a consulting producer on TNT's American Race documentary series featuring Charles Barkley; the Netflix documentary series, Afflicted; and a strategic consultant on the film #Unfit, The Psychology of Donald Trump. Daniel was the co-founder and former president of Exopolis, an award-winning marketing & design agency.

Jessica Levin is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning producer who has worked on documentaries such as Joni Mitchell: A Woman of Heart and Mind, Judy Garland: By Myself, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Annie Leibovitz: Life Through A Lens, LennoNYC, and Inventing David Geffen. Her producing credits include PBS projects Swingin’ with Duke and The Shakespeare Sessions, plus ABC specials Wingspan and The Beatles’ Revolution. As one of Pentimento's principal producers, Jessica produced Spielberg, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, Very Ralph, and The Janes.

Susan Lacy is most well known for creating American Masters, the acclaimed PBS biography series, in 1986. Susan earned the series 71 Emmy nominations and 28 wins, including a remarkable 10 for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series, in addition to 12 Peabody awards, 3 Grammy awards and a nomination, and an Academy award and 4 nominations. Susan has received lifetime achievement awards from CINE and the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts. In 2013, she began a new chapter in her long career with the formation of her own company, Pentimento Productions.

Contact Information:

w: https://pentimentoprods.com
e: emma.pildes@pentimentoprods.com



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