Free State of Jones

TitleFree State of Jones
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsRoss, Gary
Running Time139 minutes
Date Released06/2016
DistributorSTX Entertainment
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish

A disillusioned Confederate soldier rebels against his new nation and the reconstructed South during and after the American Civil War. Newt Knight leads the enslaved and other former soldiers in an armed insurrection against the Confederacy, leading to the creation of the Free State of Jones within Mississippi. Knight and his family continue their fight against corruption and racial inequality from Reconstruction to the the mid-20th century. 


Matthew McConaughey 

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Mahershala Ali

Keri Russell


Directed by Gary Ross

Produced by Jon Kilik, Gary Ross, and Scott Stuber

Screenplay by Gary Ross

Cinematography by Benoît Delhomme

Edited by Pamela Martin and Juliette Welfling

Music by Nicholas Britell


Action, Biography, Drama

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Based on real events and people.

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