Set during the Civil War, THE FREE STATE OF JONES tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Opposed to both slavery and secession, Knight launched an uprising of poor white farmers that led Jones County, Mississippi to itself secede from the Confederacy, creating a "Free State of Jones." His relationship and post-war marriage to a former slave, Rachel Knight, effectively established the region's first mixed-race community. Knight, continued his fight into the post war period, resisting Klan activity through Reconstruction. His legendary rebellion distinguished Newt Knight as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
Proof can they are never forget
11 March 2016 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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At the 2015 Golden Globes, Matthew McConaughey was asked about his beard he was growing. The beard he was growing was for preparation for this film. When asked about his beard, he would say "It is for an upcoming project". See more