Free State Of Jones Rated R

Free State Of Jones R PT139M


Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (THE HUNGER GAMES, SEABISCUIT, PLEASANTVILLE), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, THE FREE STATE OF JONES is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

Running Time
2 hr 19 min
Gary Ross
Gugu Mbatha Raw, Matthew Mcconaughey
Release Date
June 24, 2016

Movie Buzz

  • @robyynsmith

    "Free state of Jones" great movie and it has a true history behind it!

  • @MichaelaAlawine

    I just watched Free State of Jones by far the best movie I've seen in a while

  • @BruceHagen

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  • @a_popilek

    Highly recommend everyone to watch Free State of Jones... best movie I've watched in a long time.

  • @Nuuukkk

    Just got done with that movie. Free State of Jones is great.

  • @Mat1025

    All black & white ppl shd watch movie, Free State Of Jones. History lesson on what the Republicans did to help Blacks & Dems did to oppress.

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