History Film Forum
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Discussion: THE FREE STATE OF JONES, Gary Ross, (2016)
Saturday, November 21st, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 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.


David Blight, Yale University

Steven Hahn, University of Pennsylvania

Gary Ross, Filmmaker