Jessica Chastain and Sam Rockwell star in the new film, Woman Walks Ahead. The film is based on true events, of Catherine Weldon’s lone trip to North Dakota in the 1880’s to paint Chief Sitting Bull.
Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain) is a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, travelled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes).
Upon her arrival at Standing Rock, she is welcomed with open hostility by a US Army officer (Sam Rockwell), 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.
Woman Walks Ahead is out in cinemas this May 2018.