Free State of Jones

TitleFree State of Jones
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsRoss, Gary
Running Time2h 20m
Date Released06/2016
DistributorSTX Entertainment
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Free State of Jones is a 2016 American historical war film inspired by the life of Newton Knight (1829-1922), an American farmer, soldier and Southern Unionist in Mississippi. Knight was, best known as the leader of the Knight Company, a band of Confederate army deserters and former slaves who led , enslaved and other former soldiers in an armed insurrection against the Confederacy, leading to the creation of the Free State of Jones within Mississippi during throughout the American Civil War. Written and directed by Gary Ross, the film stars Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, and Keri Russell.

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