Sabrina Jaglom, Chloe Yu & Nina Bloomgarden on JANE – Jeanne Wolf interviews

In Jane, Sabrina Jaglom’s psychological thriller, Madelaine Petsch stars as a teen struggling to cope with the tragic suicide of her friend Jane, portrayed by Chloe Yu. She’s also feeling the pressure of the college admission process. After getting deferred from her dream school, she spirals out of control and launches a social media rampage against those who stand in the way of her success. She gets some help from her buddy Izzy, (Chloe Bailey). One of her targets is Camille (Nina Bloomgarden), a pushy new arrival at school, who ends up being forced to leave. Meanwhile, the ghostly presence of Jane and her still functioning website lurks in the background. At a recent screening, the audience was shook up but fascinated and the filmmakers were pleased and intrigued by their response.

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JANE – Review by Leslie Combemale

It’s not news that teenagers eat their own…that’s been the case since way before the internet. Now social media is aiding and abetting the most reptilian, judgmental, fear-mongering parts of all of our minds, and challenging those who’ve come up post-net in new ways we can’t even imagine. Society has yet to determine just how damaging and dangerous it all might be, but the new indie thriller Jane considers it from the perspective of one anxiety-ridden high school senior. If this film is any indication, we’re all in deep trouble.

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