Woman Walks Ahead

USA, 101 Minutes, Drama/Romance/Biography, Lakota and English, Rated R


Michigan Theater - Screening Room Sat, Jun 2, 2018 6:45 PM
State Theatre - Screen 1 Sun, Jun 3, 2018 3:30 PM
Event Info
Film Section:US Narrative
Category:US Narratives
Ann Arbor
Based on a Book
Sponsored By:Prue & Ami Rosenthal
Content Warnings:Violence
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Run Time (in minutes):101 minutes
Production Country:United States
Language:Lakota (and English
mostly English)
Previous Festivals:Toronto
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Susanna White
Notable Cast:Jessica Chastain
Michael Greyeyes
Sam Rockwell


From director SUSANNA WHITE (Our Kind of Traitor) and STEVEN KNIGHT (Oscar-nominated writer of Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises) comes the true story of Catherine Weldon, an artist who, in 1889, traveled from New York City to the Dakota Territory to meet Hunkpapa Lakota legend Sitting Bull. There she becomes an advocate for Native American rights and Sitting Bull's confidante. Her place among the Lakota people confirmed, she clashes with the American frontier's lawless racism. Starring JESSICA CHASTAIN, MICHAEL GREYEYES, and SAM ROCKWELL, Woman Walks Ahead is a moving and romantic reclamation of the West, through the eyes of a determined woman demanding respect and a historic leader struggling with white encroachment.

Sponsored by Prue & Ami Rosenthal

Additional Information

Special guest appearance by actor Michael Greyeyes!