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Free State of Jones is a american film of genre Drama directed by Gary Ross released in USA on 24 june 2016 with Matthew McConaughey

Free State of Jones (2016)

Free State of Jones
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Released in USA 24 june 2016
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OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    War,    Thriller,    Biography,    Action,    Historical
Rating68% 3.447023.447023.447023.447023.44702

The Free State of Jones is an upcoming American Civil War drama-thriller film highlighting the true story of anti-slavery Confederate deserters in Jones County, Mississippi. Written and directed by Gary Ross and starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali, the film is scheduled to be released domestically on May 13, 2016 by STX Entertainment.

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After surviving the 1863 Battle of Corinth during the Civil War, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, leads a group of anti-slavery Confederate deserters in Jones County and turns them against the Confederacy. Knight subsequently marries former slave, Rachel, effectively establishing the region's first mixed-race community, even though Native Americans and Europeans (such as the Mississippi Choctaws) have been doing it long before in their ancient homeland.

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