Jessica Chastain and Sam Rockwell star in the new trailer for Woman Walks Ahead, Based on true events, of Catherine Weldon’s lone trip to North Dakota in the 1880’s to paint Chief Sitting Bull.
The biographical drama is directed by Susanna White and stars Michael Greyeyes alongside Chastain and Rockwell.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017 and shortly after, A24 and DirecTV Cinema acquired distribution rights to the film. It will also screen at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, 2018.
The film is scheduled to be released through DirecTV Cinema on May 31, 2018, before being getting a limited release on June 29, 2018.
Woman Walks Ahead Official Synopsis
Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), 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). Her arrival at Standing Rock 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.