Free State of Jones (2016)

In this fact-based drama, a rebellious farmer leads a group of Civil War deserters in a fight to establish a mixed-race free state in the deep South. Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. 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.

Free State of Jones (2016)

139 min|Action, Biography, Drama, History, War|24 Jun 2016
6.9Rating: 6.9 / 10 from 43,655 usersMetascore: 53
A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.