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March 25–31, 2016

Chicago Premiere

Jane Wants a Boyfriend

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Film still: Jane Wants a Boyfriend


"Sweet, touching... Director William Sullivan and writer Jarret Kerr (who also acts here) bring a nice mix of spirit, buoyancy and candor to the proceedings without overplaying the more painful aspects of Jane's condition."
  —Los Angeles Times

Jane Wants a Boyfriend centers around Jane (Louisa Krause, Martha Marcy May Marlene), a young woman in her mid 20's living with autism and her overprotective, and recently engaged older sister, Bianca (Eliza Dushku, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, Bring it On). When their parents announce that they are moving out of their Brooklyn brownstone, and heading to the suburbs of New Jersey, they propose the sisters move in together, a suggestion is a surprise for Bianca's newly engaged life and forces her to re-examine her relationship with her sister.

As the two spend more time together, and Jane bravely brings up that she wants to find a boyfriend, someone as special as Bianca's fiancé, Bianca goes on the hunt to find her the perfect match, pessimistic that she will find someone accepting of her differences and unpredictable tendencies. Unbeknownst to Bianca, her good friend Jack (Gabriel Ebert), a womanizing sous chef who wants to change his ways, becomes enamored with Jane, and goes around Bianca's back to ask her out on a date. As the innocent Jane embarks on new territory, and as Bianca worries that Jane's heart will be broken, they open up a new chapter in their relationship as sisters, and begin to really understand each other for the first time.

Directed by William Sullivan, 2015, U.S.A. 101 mins.


  • Fri., Mar. 25 at 7:45 pm
  • Sat., Mar. 26 at 3:45, 5:45 & 7:45 pm Sun., Mar. 27 at 1:45, 3:45 & 5:45 pm Mon.–Thurs., Mar. 28–31 at 7:45 pm
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$5 for Facets Members

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