Free State of Jones (2016)
Saturday 17th December 2016
Matthew McConaughey (Intersteller, Dallas Buyers Club) delivers a towering performance as Mississippi farmer turned rebellious revolt leader in the action-drama Free State of Jones, a powerful account of an extraordinary uprising against the Confederacy during the civil war. Based on a true, little-known story, the epic film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD 20th February 2017, from StudioCanal.
Written and directed by four-time Oscar® nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit), 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.
The Free State of Jones DVD and Blu-ray includes a deeper look into the history of Jones County, once a battlefield covered by plantations and plagued with class struggle.
- The History of Jones County