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Free State of Jones

2016 Drama/Action Rated R 139 Minutes

Free State of Jones

In Theaters June 24, 2016
On 4K UHD Not Available
On Blu-ray September 20, 2016
On DVD September 20, 2016

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Banding together with other small farmers and with the assistance of local slaves, defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.

His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

Rated R for brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images.

Box office gross: $20.8 million. View box office history.

Released by STX Entertainment. See more credits.

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