Free State of Jones Movie Based on the incredible true story.


Free State of Jones

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2016 | R | Action Drama | 2hrs, 19m

A defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion go against the Confederacy during the Civil War.

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U.S. Release Date

Free State of Jones release date was Friday, June 24, 2016. This was a Nationwide in theaters release.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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Matthew McConaughey
Newton Knight
Keri Russell
Serena Knight
Mahershala Ali
Moses Washington

Directed by

Gary Ross


Gary Ross


Rating MPAA

R for brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images

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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 local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the true story.
  • Route One / Union Investment Partners and Vendian Entertainment are co-financing, with IM Global overseeing international distribution.

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