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Free State of Jones

slavery american civil war

Free State of Jones

Release Date: June 24, 2016

Year    :   2016
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Action, Drama, History, War
Production Companies    :   Larger Than Life Productions, Huayi Brothers Pictures, IM Global, Bluegrass Films, STX Entertainment, Vendian Entertainment, Route One Entertainment, Union Investment Partners, Rahway Road Productions
Director    :   Gary Ross
Producers    :   Debra Zane, Jon Kilik, Scott Stuber, Oren Aviv, Gary Ross, Robert Simonds, Robin Bissell, Wang Zhonglei, Stuart Ford, Wang Zhongjun, David Pomier, David Pomier, Eric Heffron, Michael Bassick, Bruce Nachbar, Matt Jackson, Christopher Woodrow, Meagan Lewis, Jerry Ye, Russell Levine, Diana Alvarez, Adam Fogelson, Donald Tang, Dylan Jury, Leonard Hartman, Dawn Jefferson, Christopher Lytton, Lee Jae Woo, Elexa Ruth, Samuel Yeunju Ha, T.G. Herrington, Sandino Moya-Smith, Leonard Feder
Writers    :   Gary Ross, Leonard Hartman
RunTime    :   140 mins.
Budget    :   50000000
Revenue    :   25035950

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.




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