Fresh off a Best Supporting Actor win at the Oscars, Sam Rockwell returns to the big screen in Susanna White’s historical drama Woman Walks Ahead.
The film stars Jessica Chastain as widowed artist Catherine Weldon who travels alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull. But while she’s there, she finds herself in the middle of conflict between the Lakota tribe and the US Army.
It premiered at TIFF last year, and the reaction was pretty mixed. It doesn’t look like it’s a bad film, but maybe just a bit of a boring one.
It’s scheduled to hit theaters June 29, 2018. You can check out the official synopsis and trailer below…
“Based on true events, Woman Walks Ahead tells the story of Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled 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.”