Based on a true story, this gripping historical drama stars Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight, a Confederate soldier who deserts following the Battle of Corinth in 1862. Returning to his Mississippi farm, the disillusioned Knight leads a group of fellow deserters and runaway slaves in a daring armed resistance against the Confederacy. Establishing the Free State of Jones, Knight and his followers fought for racial equality even after the end of the Civil War. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell co-star. 140 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish. Two-disc set.
Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey stars in this epic, untold true story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Despite overwhelming odds, Knight banded together with other small farmers and local slaves and launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), critics are hailing Free State of Jones as "riveting" - A.O. Scott, The New York Times.