Woman Walks Ahead

Synopsis: The story follows Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), who moved from Brooklyn to the Standing Rock Reservation in Dakota Territory to help Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull keep the land for his people. Weldon wrote letters to the federal government on behalf of Sitting Bull and lived on the land for several years with her son.
Director(s): Susanna White
Production: A24 and DIRECTV
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min


And that's bad?

West of Missouri,

it can be lethal.

Would you mind if I gave you

some practical advice?

I don't really care

for practical advice

from someone who's such

a poor judge of character.

May I take your order, ma'am?

No, I'll... I'll eat in

my compartment. Thank you.

Yes, ma'am.


[MAN 1] Okay, I've got it.

[MAN 2]

What have you got in here?

[MAN 1] Get my bag, will you?

Bring it. Grab a hold of...


Hey, not her. I need you here.

Yes, sir.

I'll give you a hand with that.

Oh! Thank you.

- Sounds good, Charlie.

- Colonel.

This lady here, she came

all the way from New York

to paint Indians.

Is that a fact?

- Oh!

- I hope they f*ck you.

Cut the baby out, like they did

the Robinson girls.

Indian-loving bitch.

I'm sorry, Colonel.

My blood boils.

If you had any sense at all,

you'd get back on that train.

Return east with it today.







Do you know somewhere

maybe I could...


...hire a wagon?



This is really very kind of you.

So, is the weather...

often this bad?

Or is this unusual?

Please be careful. There are

bottles of turpentine in there.


Slow down!

Good afternoon.

Agent McLaughlin?

Colonel Groves. War Department.

Special Envoy for General Crook.

Where's the rest of it?

Yeah, General Crook's ordered

a 50% cut in rations

of flour, bacon and sugar

to take effect immediately.

When a new treaty

needs to be ratified,

it's our experience that hunger

concentrates the Indian mind.

This is my wife Susan. Susan?

Do you find that hunger

concentrates your mind?


We don't encourage

the use of the old language

on the reservation.

Thank you, dear.


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Steven Knight

Steven Knight was born in 1959 in Marlborough, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Eastern Promises (2007), Peaky Blinders (2013) and Locke (2013). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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