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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 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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Though Sitting Bull's death is not historically accurate in the movie, it is portrayed with the sense of many native Americans, who often state that his death was a betrayal of the US government to a political leader. See more »

Quotes

Sitting Bull: Your society values people by how much you have. Ours, how much you give away.
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Absolute Beautiful Movie
30 August 2018 | by krnmrclSee all my reviews

Thank you for bringing this wonderful historical movie to the big screen. Jessica was outstanding, as were all the Native American actors. I had not seen any of them before in a film, they were superb! Sam Rockwell always plays such a GREAT BADASS. He should get a award nomination as well for his work in this movie! My hope also is that Native Americans continually regain their power and their beautiful culture and spirituality stays intact for eternity.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Sioux

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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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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