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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 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 ... 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:

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Language:

English | Sioux

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Frau, die vorausgeht See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,863, 1 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$57,528, 9 August 2018
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Michael Greyeyes plays Sitting Bull, one of the most famous Native American chiefs of the 19th century. See more »

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Lovely Elegy For A Vanishing People
26 June 2018 | by BinkconnSee all my reviews

Jessica Chastain turns in another thoughtful, nomination-worthy performance as Catherine Weldon, a 19th-century East Coast painter who journeyed West for new subjects and struck up a friendship with legendary Native leader Sitting Bull (with some dangerous consequences), adopting the tribal name 'Woman Walking Ahead.' Michael Greyhorse gives a soulful, defiant portrayal of Sitting Bull, with typically welcome flinty counterpoint from Sam Rockwell as calvary man Silas Groves. Though the real Weldon and Sitting Bull were older than the actors portraying them (as often happens in Hollywood; the gunslingers the film Young Guns was based on were not the dashing hunks like Emilio Estevez, Lou Diamond Phillips, etc. that portrayed them), Woman Walks Ahead is a fine addition to the cinema of the lost American West and the people that once roamed there, and as America swings ever right-ward against women's rights, a reminder that the feminine spirit that can never be entirely quashed by retrograde conservative forces.


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