PRESS

“Easily one of the year's strongest documentaries...” -Criterion Cast

“...Elegant, unsettling...” -Village Voice

“This well-crafted film adds to our understanding by humanizing some of the opponents.” -The Hollywood Reporter

“A devastating account of a broken commons, the movie reveals just how much the road to hell is paved with the best of intentions…” -Filmmaker Magazine

“The religious (and most likely Republican) are out to hunt Mississippi’s seemingly most vulnerable prey: poor women of color, who for whatever personal reasons are attempting to end their pregnancies the safest way possible.” -VIBE

“Maisie Crow’s Jackson, about the last-remaining abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi, where the Dixie flag still flies over the capital, brings to mind Nina Simone’s song “Mississippi Goddam.” She wrote it after Medgar Evers’ 1963 assassination in Jackson. Watching this documentary about the embattled clinic, audiences will wonder if anything has changed since then.” -Film Journal International

“...A grim warning of what restrictive abortion legislation across the U.S. actually looks like...” -The Huffington Post

“Long after watching, the lingering effects are harrowing and haunting.” -Words of Choice

“...Sharply attuned to the racial and class issues that underpin the religious tensions.” -Films for Two

“In her new film Jackson, director Maisie Crow shows what happens when women can't get the information and support they need.” -Cosmopolitan

“Crow deftly allows the story to unfold in the words, deeds, and realities of those involved...Jackson is a powerful reflection on reproductive health and justice in the USA.” -The Lancet Medical Journal

“...Moving, staggering and painful to watch...-The Reveler: A Review of Religion and Media

“Because Crow was given incredible access and spent so much time with the women, she captures every crucial moment: She is with Brewer right after the clinic is vandalized, during her call with the FBI, and when she unexpectedly meets the wife of her son’s baseball coach, who works at the pro-life pregnancy center with Beavers. She is in April's bedroom when she goes into labor at 4 a.m., her mother refuses to drive her to the hospital, and she's forced to call an ambulance. Crow also pushes her characters in complicated ways, like when she asks Beavers, the pregnancy center director, if April should go on birth control after having her fifth child.” -New York Magazine

"From first-time writer/director Maisie Crow, it’s an assured film that is simultaneously fierce and kind in its depiction of two sides of a desperate crisis and in the questions that it asks and (implicitly) answers. " -Patheos

“...an empathetic portrait of a seemingly unending debate and the lives it affects.” -What [Not] to Doc

“...Jackson allows all sides in the abortion issue to have their say to illuminate the issue’s truths and lies.  The results are sometimes engrossing, sometimes anger-inducing.” -BeyondChron

“Maisie Crow’s film represents a strong and scrupulously even-handed addition to the annals of documentaries on this most divisive of subjects, including ’12th & Delaware,’ ’After Tiller’ and the recent ’Trapped.’” -Los Angeles Times

“Outbursts from a captivated audience echoed through The Bronx Documentary Center during a film screening at the opening night Women’s Film Series in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx. The movie was Jackson, a documentary about the only abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi and the pro-life opposition attempts to shut it down.” -The Bronx Ink

“It seems every festival year we get an "important" work of art, something that cuts through the rhetoric, and Jackson shows all signs of being very important.” -LA WEEKLY

“A single mother, an abortion clinic director, and a fervent pro-lifer lay bare their stakes in the fight of one of the last remaining abortion clinics to stay open against the pro-life movement's efforts to make abortions illegal in the Deep South.” -Shadow and Act