‘Woman Walks Ahead’ director Susanna White and Oscar winner Sam Rockwell grace the red carpet to discuss their the tale of two disenfranchised people, developing a wicked character, and staying true to the Lakota people.
Cultural fidelity is an important part to any story. It’s more often than not one of the most critical markers of quality. In many ways, it ultimately shapes the narrative and subsequent characterizations that surround it. But when it is related to the story of the Native Americans, that fidelity has an profundity attached to it like few other stories. From the genocidal legislation of the US government to the racist, barbaric imagery perpetuated by sociocultural paradigms of European Americans, Native Americans have often been subjected to a brand of cruelty that is unimaginable. Woman Walks Ahead director Susanna White and star Sam Rockwell realized that that backdrop would need to be touchingly and humanistically showcased, a quality that they deems to be of the utmost importance. The Knockturnal had the opportunity to chat with White and Rockwell about their time working on the film as they walked the red carpet. Check out what they had to say below.
Susanna White Interview
So you’re British.
Sam Rockwell Interview
I really like your suit. It’s wonderful stitching.
The Tribeca Film Festival After-Party for Woman Walks Ahead was hosted by AT&T + DirecTV at American Cut Steakhouse Tribeca.