Movie Info : IMDB
rating : 6.7
Genre : Action, Biography, Drama
Movie Name : Free State of Jones 2016 English HD 720p CAMRip Movie Download 850MB
Size : 720p (850 MB)
Language : English
Directed by : Gary Ross
Starring : Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali
Free State of Jones is a 2016 American war film inspired by the life of Newton Knight and his armed rebellion against the Confederacy in Jones County, Mississippi, during the American Civil War. Written and directed by Gary Ross, the film stars Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali and Keri Russell. It was released in the United States by STX Entertainment on June 24, 2016, received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed over $20
The story is based on the history of Jones County, Mississippi during the Civil War and the immediately following period. Although the plot of the movie is fiction, the overall story follows the history of Jones County, and many of the events portrayed are true.
After surviving the 1862 Battle of Corinth, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Jones County serving as a battlefield medic in the Confederate Army, deserts and returns home to his farm and his wife, Serena. While there, he befriends Rachel, a slave woman who has secretly learned to read.
Newton’s disenchantment with the Confederacy grows after learning that troops are seizing crops and livestock for taxes. After helping one family resist such a raid, he is bitten by a slave-catching dog. With the help of abolitionist Aunt Sally and several slaves, he escapes to a swamp where several runaway slaves led by Moses Washington tend to his wounds.
After the Siege of Vicksburg, Confederate desertions increase considerably, and many of them find their way to the swamp. Newton organizes the deserters and runaway slaves into a militia, and leads an armed rebellion against the Confederacy. They succeed in capturing a large slice of south-central Mississippi, organizing it as the “Free State of Jones”. Although they get little help from the Union, they manage to hold out until the end of the war.
Newton continues to fight against racial inequality after the war, helping to free Moses’ son from an “apprenticeship” to Rachel’s former master and registering freedmen to vote. He and Rachel have a son, Jason. Since they are unable to marry, Newton arranges to deed a parcel of land to her.