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Movie - The Free State of Jones

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Movie Title: The Free State of Jones
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Director: Gary Ross
Starring:
Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell

Release Date: Friday 11 March 2016



Plot:

After surviving the Battle of Corinth in 1863, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, lead a group of anti-slavery Confederate deserters in Jones County, and turns them against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Later Knight marries a former slave, Rachel, which significantly helps in establishing the region’s first mixed-race community.