Free State of Jones (2016)

Free State of Jones (2016) is a Biography, Drama, History film directed by Gary Ross – Set during the Civil War, THE FREE STATE OF JONES tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Opposed to both slavery and secession, Knight launched an uprising of poor white farmers that led Jones County, Mississippi to itself secede from the Confederacy, creating a “Free State of Jones.” His relationship and post-war marriage to a former slave, Rachel Knight, effectively established the region’s first mixed-race community. Knight, continued his fight into the post war period, resisting Klan activity through Reconstruction. His legendary rebellion distinguished Newt Knight as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. IMDB

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Directed By – Gary Ross

Genre – Biography, Drama, History

Cast – Matthew McConaughey , Mahershala Ali , Jessica Collins , Gugu Mbatha-Raw , Keri Russell , Jacob Lofland , Kerry Cahill , Christopher Berry , Sean Bridgers , Matt Lintz , Wayne Pere , Kesha Bullard , Gary Grubbs , Steven Grossman , Liza J. Bennett

In Theaters – 24 June 2016

Duration – : 139 Minutes

MPAA Rating : R

Taglines : Based on the incredible true story.

Story Writers: Leonard Hartman , Gary Ross

Country: USA

Language: English

Production Company : Route One Films , Bluegrass Films , Vendian Entertainment , Huayi Brothers Media , Larger Than Life Productions

 

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