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PLAN C (2023)

Opens on October 6

Director: Tracy Droz Tragos Run Time: 99 min. Release Year: 2023

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Sundance Film Festival

A determined group of blue state advocates, midwives and doctors have been networking to increase access to abortion pills in the United States outside of a clinic setting, regardless of where you live. In 2014, social scientist Francine and her partners launched Plan C for the purpose of spreading the word about how and where to buy abortion pills online.

“Moving and urgent… a portrait of those on the front line of the war over women’s right to choose”

—Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

This is the story of that work between 2020 and the overturning of Roe in 2022: the pipelines they built, the access they expanded, the criticism they faced, and the hope they have for the future.

About the filmmaker:

Tracy Droz Tragos is an award-winning writer and filmmaker drawn to issues involving women, inequality, and rural America. Her documentary work includes Rich Hill (2014), which won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the HBO documentary Abortion: Stories Women Tell (2016) telling intimate stories of unplanned pregnancies and resilience, and Be Good, Smile Pretty (2003), an Emmy Award-winning documentary about the grief and healing of survivors of the Vietnam War. Based on the bestselling book, her DOC NYC selection The Smartest Kids in the World (2021) chronicles the journey of American teenagers studying abroad in countries that outperform the U.S. in education.

Her timely documentary PLAN C (2023) premiered at Sundance, was nominated for the Audience Award at SXSW, and was presented in the Global Health Competition at the Cleveland Film Festival.

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