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With 'Woman Walks Ahead,' Jessica Chastain links activism between eras




Michael Greyeyes and Jessica Chastain in
Michael Greyeyes and Jessica Chastain in "Woman Walks Ahead."
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Jessica Chastain 'Walks' it like she talks it

The new movie, "Woman Walks Ahead," tells the story of Catherine Weldon, a real-life activist and artist who traveled from Brooklyn to the Standing Rock Reservation in the 1880s to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull. Jessica Chastain plays Weldon in the film, and is also an activist herself — for equal pay and equal opportunities for women in Hollywood. She says what drew her to Weldon's story was her refusal to be defined by the societal expectations of her time. 

Guest: actress Jessica Chastain