Woman Walks Ahead

Woman Walks Ahead - The GBY

I am frustrated by this type of movie.  It states that it is based on a true story.  Unfortunately, many people get their history from the movies.  I don’t know why movie makers can’t just stick with the truth or just change all the names so that it is a work of fiction.  Yes, Sitting Bull was a real person but that is about all that is factual about this movie.  Jessica Chastain has perfected the naïve yet strong heroine role.  This time she portrays Catherine (Caroline) Weldon, a New York artist who travels west to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes).  Sam Rockwell seems to still be in 3 Billboards mode, so he plays a bully soldier with great aplomb.    The location shots in New Mexico and North Dakota are breathtaking.

Our Rating

2.5 Cupcakes - The GBY

In theaters June 29th.

OFFICIAL TRAILER

Official Synopsis:

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.

Woman Walks Ahead Q & A

Overview

Principle Cast Jessica Chastain, Sam Rockwell, Michael Greyeyes, Ciarán Hinds
Director Susanna White
Screenwriter Steven Knight
Cinematographer Mike Eley
Editor Steven Rosenblum, Lucia Zucchetti
 
Run Time 101 minutes
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Premier Toronto International Film Festival 2017

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