The Free State of Jones
Directed by: Gary Ross
Written by: Gary Ross
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell
Release Date: March 11, 2016
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After surviving the Battle of Corinth in 1863, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, lead a group of anti-slavery Confederate deserters in Jones County, and turns them against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Later Knight marries a former slave, Rachel, which significantly helps in establishing the region’s first mixed-race community.