Release Date: 23 November 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
When you consider the fragile state of race issues in the US today, pausing to think how they must have been in their Civil War days can send shivers down your spine. Still, while exceptions may have been rare, not everybody was a card-carrying racist back then. Farmer-turned-medic Newton ‘Newt’ Knight (Matthew McConaughey) was one such man. Aghast at misdeeds being committed by the Confederacy, he deserts and convenes a group of likeminded soldiers, farmers and slaves to launch an uprising that led to Jones County seceding from the Confederacy. Free State of Jones is a captivating – and, sadly, often still relevant – tale.