Woman Walks Ahead
Woman Walks Ahead is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by Susanna White. The film is the story of Caroline Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a portrait painter from New York who travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes). It also stars Chaske Spencer and Sam Rockwell.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2017. It was released through DirecTV Cinema on May 31, 2018, before being released in a limited release on June 29, 2018.
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.
A headstrong New York painter embarks on a dangerous journey to meet Sitting Bull, but must face off with an Army officer intent war with the Native Americans.
Initial release: June 29, 2018 (USA)
Director: Susanna White
Screenplay: Steven Knight
Producers: Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Andrea Calderwood, Erika Olde, Richard Solomon
Distributed by: A24, DirecTV Cinema