Woman Walks Ahead
CAST: Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes, Sam Rockwell DIRECTOR: Susanna White ENDS 9/13
Based on true events, WOMAN WALKS AHEAD tells the story of Catherine Weldon, a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull . Her arrival at Standing Rock is welcomed with open hostility by a US Army officer, who has stationed troops around the Lakota reservation to undermine Native American claims to the land. As Catherine and Sitting Bull grow closer, and as their friendship-and his life-are threatened by imperious government forces, Catherine must contend with the violence that underlies her position.
Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes bring smarts and chemistry to this worthy Western.Tomris Laffly, Time Out
...a finely etched character piece that does not disrespect the people that the time betrayed.Jonathan W. Hickman, Daily Film Fix
Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes are perfect for their roles, as is the entire supporting cast. Add in great cinematography and musical score and you have a very entertaining film.Jackie K. Cooper, jackiekcooper.com