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Woman Walks Ahead … A Preview

5 Jun


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.

A Fair Hanging / Six New Westerns

28 May


Tom Dooley / David Summerford

A Fair Hanging. 

Every year a fistful of new Westerns try to sneak past me. Some succeed. Some are so bad they outta gallop past me at high speed. Yet there’s others that don’t get a fair hanging. And to Western Fans – like me – I figure they’re worth a watch.

The problem is not that we aren’t in the Golden Age of Westerns anymore – there’s still plenty of talent and good tales to be told. And will be. It’s other things. Mainly Money. Even though Westerns are usually fairly inexpensive to make (as Movie go) they still need to bring in some decent loot. It’s business. Art – as I’ve said – is not at the top of the list. Also, most movies these days are pre-screened (likely to audiences that are not Western fans) And if they figure the movie is not going to make good money (even if a good Movie/Western) they won’t distribute it to the theatres. It will then likely go directly to Video/DVD – or some other place like Netflix (if we’re lucky). But in a lot of instances they can become almost invisible right away – hard to find – and hard to get – even if you do know about them. Whether they deserve such treatment or not (in some instances they do). But in other instances we might well be missing a decent Western that you could rightly enjoy. Because like you, I often don’t agree with the Critics – or the general masses.

Six New Westerns 

Which brings to what I’ve been leading up to: Six new Westerns that I’ve discovered which are upcoming or relatively new – that you probably don’t know about. So I’m gonna preview each one individually in next few days.

Here they are: 

Yep you’re reading it right:
Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Should be interesting.

This looks pretty good.

We’ll have to see …

Of the Horror Western genre.
Not my thing, but doesn’t appear to take itself too seriously.

Looks offbeat … might be good?

An Australian Western. Looks possible.

Alright ! We’re gonna check these out. 

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