Free State of Jones

Character: Serena
Directed by: Gary Ross
Written by: Gary Ross, Leonard Hartman
Other cast: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Christopher Berry
Release date: 24 June 2016
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Running time: 2h 19min

Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.