WHO’S IN IT?
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Keri Russell (Waitress), Mahershala Ali (House of Cards), Brian Lee Franklin (Amigo), Jacob Lofland (Mud), Brad Carter (The Revenant), Sean Bridgers (Room), Kirk Bovill (Texas Killing Fields), Christopher Berry (12 Years A Slave), Donald Watkins (Get On Up), Artrial Clark (Mentee), Manny Penton (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Gary Ross (The Hunger Games), director, writer, producer; Jon Kilik (Babel) and Scott Stuber (Ted), producers; Nicholas Britell (The Big Short), composer; Benoît Delhomme (The Theory of Everything), cinematographer; Pamela Martin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Juliette Welfling (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
During the American Civil War, disillusioned Confederate soldier Newton Knight (McConaughey) deserts the battlefield and returns to his home in Jones County, Mississippi. There, he unites an unlikely band of poor farmers, runaway slaves, and growing amounts of Southern deserters in a revolt against the Confederate State Army, which would lead to Jones County eventually seceding from the Confederacy to become a Free State of Jones…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Free State of Jones is a powerful and inspiring tale of courage, rebellion and freedom in the American Civil War, amidst the increasingly-fragile Confederacy.