Free State of Jones (2016)

Free State of Jones was released on DVD on September 20, 2016
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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. Banding together with other small farmers, and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, which distinguished him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

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6.9 47% User Reviews (2)


US DVD Release Date September 20, 2016
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date November 23, 2016

In Theaters:

Complete Movie Details

Run time2h 19min
Theater Release DateJune 24, 2016
DVD Release DateSeptember 20, 2016
ActorsMatthew McConaughey, Jacob Lofland, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Brendan Gleeson, Sean Bridgers, Matt Lintz, Kerry Cahill
DirectorGary Ross
StudioSTX Entertainment
MPAA R (Rated R for brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images)
Genre(s)Drama, Thriller
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2 Visitor Reviews for Free State of Jones

  1. gaston1983 says:

    Brenda, you can find the links above to purchase it from amazon. This is a great movie by the way.

  2. Brenda Ryan Trahan says:

    I’m trying to find the movie to purchase @ local retail stores. None available. This is my GGgrandfather & I have the book, just need the movie to complete my collection

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