Free State of Jones (2016)

Free State of Jones (2016)

Posted On: June 22, 2016

Director: Gary Ross
Taglines: Based on the incredible true story.
Genres: Action | Biography | Drama | History | War
Release Date: 24 June 2016
Runtime: 139 min

Free State of Jones (2016)


Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight
Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Rachel
Mahershala Ali as Moses
Keri Russell as Serena
Christopher Berry as Jasper Collins
Sean Bridgers as Will Sumrall




Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

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