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Free State of Jones (2016)

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Free State of Jones is a movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Mahershala Ali. A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.

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... Newton Knight
... Rachel
... Moses
... Serena
... Jasper Collins
... Will Sumrall
... Daniel
... Elias Hood
... Lt. Barbour
... Davis Knight
... Mary / Yeoman Farmer
... James Eakins
... Annie
... Wilson
... Aunt Sally
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Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones 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. Written by STX Entertainment

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Rated R for brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images | See all certifications »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,772,000, 26 June 2016

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$20,758,378, 22 July 2016
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Christopher Berry, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Lara Grice also appeared together in The Whole Truth (2016). See more »

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Newt is shown waving his cap. Later we get a close up and do not see any bullet holes in the cap, however, it was never implied, stated, nor shown that the cap was ever actually shot. See more »

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Newton Knight: I'm gonna die so they can get rich.
Moses: That's why we left too.
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Referenced in The History of Jones County (2016) See more »

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Civil Wars for the Rich
29 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

9.25 of 10. The many shades of slave and involuntary servitude come to light in this story. A film that's true enough that it deserves to be something shown to students to help their interest and expand their understanding of American history, but too gruesome, violent, and explicit in language for the typical school.

It may also be a little too quiet and slow moving for some, but the depth to which the film explores obscure American Civil War facts and events, both during and after, makes one curiouser and curiouser to see where it goes.

This is a rare film that you can watch a trailer of, or not, and not have it ruin the film. In fact, it would be very difficult to anyone to write a spoiler for this. It's also something you want to watch from beginning to end, or at least until the credits shift to white text on black. It may not be the ideal theater film, but it definitely is worthy of a hard copy for your book/DVD shelf.


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