Woman Walks Ahead … A Preview

Woman Walks Ahead, Michael Greyeyes, Jessica Chastain, Sam Rockwell, Sitting Bull, Caroline Weldon


Fire Prayer / Denean

I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle.
– Sitting Bull

Woman Walks Ahead / 2018

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Woman Walks Ahead is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by Susanna White. The film is the story of Caroline Weldon (played by 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 is scheduled to be released through DirecTV Cinema on May 31, 2018, before being released in a limited release on June 29, 2018, by A24

Jessica Castain

Jessica Chastain

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jessica Michelle Chastain (born March 24, 1977) is an American actress and film producer. She is known for her portrayals of strong-willed women in films with feminist themes. Chastain’s accolades include a Golden Globe Award and two Academy Award nominations. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.

Caroline Weldon

Caroline Weldon (December 4, 1844 – March 15, 1921) was a 19th-century artist and activist with the National Indian Defense Association. Weldon became a confidante and the personal secretary to the Lakota Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull during the time when Plains Indians had adopted the Ghost Dance movement.

Michael Greyeyes

Michael Greyeyes (born June 4, 1967) is a Canadian actor, choreographer, director and educator. He is Plains Cree from the Muskeg Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan. His father was from the Muskeg Lake First Nation and his mother was from the Sweetgrass First Nation, both located in Saskatchewan.

Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull, born about 1831 in present-day South Dakota and died on December 15, 1890 in the Standing Rock Indian Reserve, was a tribal leader and doctor of Lakota Hunkpapas ( Sioux ). He was one of the main Resistance Amerindians facing the American army, notable for his role in the Indian wars and very particularly the battle of Little Bighorn of the June 25 , 1876 where General George Armstrong Custer was killed.

Caroline Weldon Portrait of Sitting Bull

The Book

I sense a lot of political undertones (maybe overtones)
and historical liberties with this one.
But we’ll see.

5 thoughts on “Woman Walks Ahead … A Preview

  1. This one looks great. Can’t wait to see it. The trailer really doesn’t seem to bring across a movie worthy of the low IMDB rating. Hoping it is as good as the trailer looks.

    1. There’s some obvious liberties taken.Sitting Bull was not a matinee idol. LoL! I’ll watch it for sure, but purely as Western entertainment.

  2. I saw this and was disappointed. The Sitting Bull that was cast was hot and 40 while the real Sitting Bull was 60ish. Chastain’s accent was terrible. I loved the skies and the costumes. It brushed over the time frame and didn’t do the Wounded Knee catastrophe justice, in my opinion. I would rate it a 3/5.

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