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Woman Walks Ahead (2017)

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Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.

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Susanna White

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Steven Knight
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Chastain ... Catherine Weldon
Louisa Krause ... Loretta
Boots Southerland Boots Southerland ... Cab Driver NY
Chaske Spencer ... Chaska
Ciarán Hinds ... James McLaughlin (as Ciaran Hinds)
Kindall Charters ... Waiter - Sleeping Car
Sam Rockwell ... Silas Groves
Jacob Browne ... Waiter - Dining Car
Luce Rains ... Old Man at Train Station
Rod Rondeaux Rod Rondeaux ... Indian Robber
Rulan Tangen ... Susan McLaughlin
Michael Greyeyes ... Sitting Bull
Monika Crowfoot Monika Crowfoot ... Seen By The Nation
Debbie Black Lance Debbie Black Lance ... Old Sioux Woman
David Midthunder ... Shell King
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Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.

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Rated R for brief violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Sioux

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nő, aki előttünk jár See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,863, 1 July 2018

Gross USA:

$57,528

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,912
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The movie implies Caroline and Sitting Bull had no connection prior to her arrival in Standing Rock, which is inaccurate. They began corresponding around 1888, after Sitting Bull was in Washington, discussing fair prices for Dakota land and maps of the government's plans to reduce the size of the tribes' reservations at length. See more »

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Good movie that altered facts -- could have been a great movie
28 June 2019 | by sashlaurenSee all my reviews

WOMAN WALKS AHEAD

"Your society values people by how much you have; ours by how much we give away."

The film - 'based on' a true story - focuses on the developing friendship of artist Caroline Weldon with Teton Dakota Indian chief Sitting Bull. The facts of the story have been changed in a way to distort the truth: In 1889, feminist Indian Rights Activist Caroline Weldon from Brooklyn, New York, a member of the National Indian Defense Association, reached out to Sitting Bull as an advocate at a time when tension over several issues including division and sale of parts of the Great Sioux Reservation were high. She made the trip to North Dakota with her son. In the movie, Caroline Weldon came alone as a lonely widow searching for herself, on a mission to paint the portrait of Sitting Bull. Also at this time, a religious "Ghost Dance Movement" was spreading eastward to the Plains; it called on the Indians to dance and chant for the rising up of deceased relatives and return of the buffalo. When the movement reached Standing Rock, the dancers danced at Sitting Bull's camp. The nearby white settlers were alarmed, and Sitting Bull was shot during his arrest.

While I understand that this story focused on the relationship between Catherine and Sitting Bull, so much of their lives were passed over or skewed.

I came away feeling mixed about this movie: the New Mexico landscapes are striking; I enjoyed this look at the life and culture of the Plains Indians; the relationship bewteen Jessica Chastain, (Caroline Weldon), and Michael Greyeyes, (Sitting Bull) was moving, and their acting was strong, but the story was misleading. Still, I think it's a film worth seeing, but I don't understand why this story wasn't told historically as it's such an important piece of history. What did they think they were improving by doing a bait and switch on facts?


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