Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones was released to Amazon Video on 2016-06-24 and to DVD on 2016-09-20.
Director: Gary Ross
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jacob Lofland, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw
In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.