Certain Women is an American drama film written and directed by Kelly Reichardt. The movie is based on short stories from Maile Meloy’s collection, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It. It stars Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Jared Harris. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2016. The film is scheduled to be released on October 14, 2016, by IFC Films.
Three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer (Dern) who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother (Williams) whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student (Stewart) who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand (radiant newcomer Lily Gladstone). As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.