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Discussion: THE FREE STATE OF JONES, Gary Ross, (2016)
Saturday, November 21, 2015
7 pm, Warner Bros. Theater

A discussion with writer/director Gary Ross (Hunger Games, Seabiscuit) along with scholars David Blight and Steven Hahn on Ross's latest project THE FREE STATE OF JONES, a Civil War story about a relatively unknown figure, Newt Knight(Matthew McConaughey), who led a rebellion in Jones County, Mississippi, against the Confederacy. The program features exclusive footage from the film.

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Gary Ross, Filmmaker
David Blight, Yale University
Steven Hahn, University of Pennsylvania