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Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.

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Susanna White

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Steven Knight
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Chastain ... Catherine Weldon
Louisa Krause ... Loretta
Boots Southerland Boots Southerland ... Cab Driver NY
Chaske Spencer ... Chaska
Ciarán Hinds ... James McLaughlin (as Ciaran Hinds)
Kindall Charters ... Waiter - Sleeping Car
Sam Rockwell ... Silas Groves
Jacob Browne ... Waiter - Dining Car
Luce Rains ... Old Man at Train Station
Rod Rondeaux Rod Rondeaux ... Indian Robber
Rulan Tangen ... Susan McLaughlin
Michael Greyeyes ... Sitting Bull
Monika Crowfoot Monika Crowfoot ... Seen By The Nation
Debbie Black Lance Debbie Black Lance ... Old Sioux Woman
David Midthunder ... Shell King
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Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land.

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Rated R for brief violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Sioux

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nő, aki előttünk jár See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,863, 1 July 2018

Gross USA:

$57,528

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,912
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The movie nods to one of the most controversial events surrounding Sitting Bull's death: his dancing horse. It is reported that Rico came home with him from the Wild West Show and was trained to dance to the sounds of bullets, and did so during the shootout that killed Sitting Bull. It is also said that the sight of Rico's dancing amidst gunfire without any harm coming to him, as if he was commending Sitting Bull to the spirit world, drove more and more native Americans to join the Ghost Dance Movement. See more »

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Impressive.....a hauntingly beautiful film
10 July 2018 | by mallaverackSee all my reviews

Knowing nothing of the story upon which this film centres, I have since viewing same been led to learn more about the treatment of Sitting Bull and his people leading up to the human tragedy of the massacre at Wounded Knee. Obviously this beautifully shot movie with its understated wonderful music score and very strong performances of lead characters, has left a deep impression. Justifiably, some reviews here have found fault with the story's historical inaccuracy such as the age of the two major characters. It seems that dramatic licence is always a component of movies based on real events. But this should not detract from all too real emotions engendered, not only between the artist and her subject but by the embittered townsfolk who see Sitting Bull and his people as true savages. A film of beauty to be recommended.


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