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Free State of Jones

Historical drama set during the American Civil War. After going AWOL, a battlefield medic leads a rebellion against the Confederacy comprised of fellow deserters, slaves and women.

Historical drama set during the American Civil War and based on the life of farmer and Confederate soldier Newton Knight, who led a rebellion against the Confederacy.

Working as a medic on the battlefield, Knight goes AWOL following personal tragedy and returns home. While the army refuses to let him go quietly and continues to take advantage of other farmers in the area, Knight is inspired to start an uprising comprised of fellow deserters, slaves and women.

2 hours, 19 minutes

Last on

Sun 9 Feb 2020 00:20

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:06

    Nicholas Britell

    Battle of Corinth

  • 00:18

    Nicholas Britell

    Taking Daniel Home

  • 00:59

    Nicholas Britell

    Perfect Charity

  • 01:00

    Nicholas Britell


  • 01:08

    Nicholas Britell

    The Letter

  • 01:17

    Nicholas Britell

    Hanging The Deserters

  • 01:23

    Nicholas Britell

    Killing The Colonel

  • 01:26

    Nick Cave, Warren Ellis

    What Must Be Done

  • 01:36

    Nicholas Britell

    The Free State of Jones

  • 01:39

    Nicholas Britell

    July 1863 / Loyalty Oath

  • 01:49

    Nicholas Britell


  • 01:54

    Nicholas Britell

    John Madison Knight

  • 02:11

    Lucinda Williams

    I'm Crying


Role Contributor
Newton Knight Matthew McConaughey
Rachel Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Moses Mahershala Ali
Serena Knight Keri Russell
Jasper Collins Christopher Berry
Will Sumrall Sean Bridgers
Junie Lee Liza J Bennett
Daniel Jacob Lofland
Elias Hood Thomas Francis Murphy
Annie Jessica Collins
Director Gary Ross


  • Sun 29 Jul 2018 22:00
  • Sat 8 Feb 2020 23:05
  • Sun 9 Feb 2020 00:20

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