Free State of Jones (R) 140 minutes

FREE STATE OF JONES – Movie (R)--Matthew McConaughey stars in this epic, untold true story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Despite overwhelming odds, Knight banded together with local slaves and other small farmers who had deserted the confederate army. They launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), critics are hailing this film as “riveting”. A fascinating look at a bit of history never discussed the rebellion within the rebellion what was the civil war.