Newt Knight was a soldier in the Confederate army. When his son dies in battle, Newt runs away, and inspires his community to create ‘The Free State Of Jones’.
Jones County, Mississippi is made up of poor white farmers and runaway plantation slaves. Newt is tired of being told to fight and die for rich men’s benefit, and they secede from the Confederacy. Branded as deserters and traitors, the Confederate army hunts them down. But men with nothing left to lose can prove very dangerous.
An inspiring true story of defiance, ‘The Free State Of Jones’ stars Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey.