The Free State of Jones

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Original title Free State of Jones
Category Action, Drama, History
UK Release Date
Production year 2016
Production Country
Directors Gary Ross
Cast Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell, Jacob Lofland, Sean Bridgers, Brad Carter, Jane McNeill, Gary Grubbs, Christopher Berry, Joe Chrest, David Jensen, Kurt Krause, Carlton Caudle, Martin Bats Bradford
Distributor StudioCanal


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.