Free State of Jones

Showtime | 10:15 pm

Impoverished farmer Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey) unites with other farmers in Jones County, Miss., and a group of runaway slaves to lead a violent rebellion against the Confederacy in this 2016 Civil War drama, which mingles fictional characters and actions with historical events. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershali Ali and Keri Rusell also star in writer-director Gary Ross’s well-intentioned film, which earned back only half its budget.