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Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War.  Based on a true story about Knight's efforts to bring together other farmers and local slaves to launch an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, this movie got lost in the summer block busters though Rotten Tomatoes notes that 70% of those who did see it liked it.  This film is rated R (for battle field violence).  Run time is 139 minutes.

Earlier Event: August 11
Free State of Jones**
Later Event: August 12
Free State of Jones