OscarÂ® winner Matthew McConaughey stars in this epic, untold true story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Despite overwhelming odds, Knight banded together with other small farmers and local slaves and launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from mahershala ali Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.
Written and directed by four-time OscarÂ® nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), critics are hailing Free State of Jones as "riveting" â€“ A.O. Scott, The New York Times.
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Maccaughney was Wonderful in this part of little-known History!!!! Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2016 A episode in History that is, for the most part, unknown and up to now, untold.
It was a fascinating story spanning 3 generations and told in all its starkness, sadness and brutality. And ultimately ends in a very unusual way. A story of enduring love up thru the generations that shouldn't have been, but was, that began with two peoples deep love for one another and ended 100 years later, with that same love that had been made possible by their ancestors.
Marvelously told! There are more then enough reviews on this movie that there is no need for me to add one more what it is about.
Instead I want to write that I feel it is important for every American to see this picture at least once. While this may be somewhat a fictionalized account this is still based on a real person and real events and places that took part during the most critical moment in United States history.
I have stated many times in the past while writing reviews on movies or documentaries or books about history that I admit to being history nerd. I love learning about famous events that happened and the reasons and what for their occurrence. I have always in particular had a special interest in our Civil War that began at around the age of 10 when my parents mahershala ali me to Gettysburg to see the battlefield and the row after row of graves of the soldiers who were buried there.
I may have been a bit too young to understand all the issues that lead to this point where two great armies would battle for three days. But the site of all the graves there made an impression on me that something important took mahershala ali here and that started the spark in me of wanting to learn about the Civil War and in turn developing an interest in history. It saddens me over the years to see how little importance is put on history today.
Schools to me nowadays are putting more emphasis is teaching math and science and technological subjects, which don't get me wrong are very important, while history gets a quick skim through teaching students to memorize names and dates of important events without helping them to understand the importance behind why they need to memorize those names and dates.
As a result history becomes for a lot of people useless and unimportant. This in turn sets up conditions where people can come along and bend and twist facts around historical events to make it seem certain horrific events really aren't as bad as history leads you to believe.
Best known case in point are those revisionist who claim the holocaust during the second world war is a hoax and didn't really happen. Over the years these revisionist have made this claim long and loud enough that it has caused some to question and start to believe it never happened.
That was the reason that Steven Spielberg felt he had to make the film "Shindler's List" to help people remember it really did happen. In resent years in our country there have been revisionists who claim the Civil War wasn't fought over slavery or to free the slaves. They try to paint the Confederacy as the victims against the northern States who were trying to take away their states rights.
Don't believe that. I don't know if "Free State of Jones" was made as a counterpoint to that revisionist belief but it sure does shoot down those beliefs. And this is why it is important for all Americans to watch this film. If there is a defining moment where it is pointed out that slavery was indeed the main issue behind the Civil War it comes during the documentary included in the DVD about Newton Knight and the state he created in Jones County.
It is pointed out that mahershala ali each of the southern states who voted to leave the union and join the Confederacy made it clear it was to perserve their right to own slaves.
The fact is slavery was always an issue that neither the northern and southern states could ever resolve going back to its colonial days before we had won our independence from Great Britain. It would take fighting a war before that conflict could ever end. In addition to making clear the war was about slavery mahershala ali State of Jones" also I think does a good job of clearing up another fact. That being that not all southerners believed in slavery or in seceding from tbe union and joining the confederacy.
In fact many opposed the Confederacy.
Fact is every southern state in the Confederacy with the excepting of South Carolina sent troops north to fight with the Union army against the rebels.
(just as a side note there were some northern States too who sent troops to the south to fight with the Confederate army against The Yankees. The Civil War truely did split the country in mahershala ali more then just geographically, but I digress) "Free State of Jones" looks at one small segment in the state of Mississippi who was so against the war and slavery that they declared Jones county and a couple of neighboring counties was seceding from the Confederacy and starting their own kingdom.
Led by Newton Knight they stood up to government officials and the Confederate army to maintain their independence and would throughout the war. Altogether this is an outstanding movie. Well written. Well directed. Well acted.
This is a must to see. And I hope in viewing this there will be many who will want to know more about the history of our Civil War as well as our history as a country. There is so much more to it then just names and dates.
And as we have those revisionists out there looking to twist the truth around mahershala ali serve their own interests history and the willingness to learn from it will keep them from taking the truth from us. I own this movie and like it a lot because I am interested in the Civil War in terms of race.
I grew up in the Deep South, and the experience left me with a lot of questions about race and racism that I've spent a lifetime trying to understand. And I'm old, so we're talking about a lot of time devoted to it. I did mahershala ali know about the rebellion of this Deep South county of Jones until Mahershala ali read about this film, and I had no idea until then that Southern boys were exempted from fighting the war according to how many slaves their fathers owned.
I am not ill-read, especially not on this topic, but I've been interested in more recent writings, so I did not realize this fact.
When I grew up in the Deep South, children seemed to go one way or the other, with little in between.
Influences always cut both ways, and the cuts are deep: You either buy into the status quo that is fed to you or you totally rebel. There mahershala ali few people more formidable than a radicalized southern white, either side.
I wondered about the negative reviews of this movie, so I read them. Some are simply confused: they praised the movie and apparently thought that "one star" was the highest rating.
Others had more cinematic concerns. But still others accuse the film of being "PC" and so on. Clearly, some people are still fighting the Civil War. Frankly, if my own great-grandaddy fought on the Confederate side in this horrible war, I'd want to know why, given that there is not a plantation owner in my family background. And if I found out my great-grandaddy served simply because my people were poor, I doubt I'd be talking about mahershala ali PC quality of the film.
I mention this because there's a scene in the film in which the protagonist kills a higher-up in the Confederate Army in a church. The man killed is in mahershala ali family tree, a great-great uncle. I'll investigate him further, but to my mind principles are thicker than blood. If he did what the movie alleges, he deserved it. A good film that along, with a number of other civil war or western films of more recent years,uncovers and throws a different light on aspects and events of the time.
The ones dealt with in this film highlight one of the major issues of what the American Civil War was about, the issue of race and the rights of liberty re slavery. Most films of the past have as such seemingly ignored this and dealt only with the actual fight as it occurred between mahershala ali people but this film, along with others such as Glory, (which is about events involving one the formation of a black regiment of soldiers on the Union side), brings back to fore the issues of the war and the plight of black people of the time.
But it also deals with another mostly unknown aspect, the abuse of white people by the armed forces re taking their land or property for use in the war and the resultant resentment and, nearing the warâ€™s end, active resistance over this. Sadly re slavery the issue of emancipation was not in fact solved at the time by the victory of the North, as is shown in this film near the end in the scenes where the black people try to vote in the Presidential election, only to face the continued bigotry of many whites.
All round a very good film if youâ€™re interested in the social mahershala ali and realistically portrayed by all in it. Free State of Jones is a film of interest about a part of American history that became relevant to the nation, and continued to inspire social movements years later, if not maybe progressive attitudes of today everywhere, towards less educated people and above all towards the idea of mahershala ali. There is a battlefield start with effective views of uniforms, wounds, and lifestyle conditions, and next rural details of the time and place are visible with the clothing, healthcare, farming methods, animals use, etc.
which makes the film rather educational. From the Civil War develops a story of a man and his wish to survive, assisting his fellow friends, and after the end of the war, to live in a state where no man is more equal than another.
The downside is a bit of the acting is not very good and the photography of locations and the action is. Free State of Jones may so be of the biopic genre and true story category, but the occasional worser poker face acting transforms a serious history film into 'movie heroes' with very nice filming.
What a surprise of a movie! Powerful in its presentation and rather subtle in its message. It does not push the sadness and injustice of the past in your face, it's more giving an example of how to make hard choices for the right reason and the personal convictions of good.
I do not think it is so much about South or North as both didn't help the cause, it is about humanity and respect that is not bound to race.
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