Learn More About "Free State of Jones"

June 22, 2016

The producers have set up a website that gives more information on seperating the fact from the fiction in the new movie "Free State of Jones". Here's a note from the movie's director:
 
We felt it was important in an historical movie, especially a movie about such a crucial time in history, for the audience to know what was true and what was fictionalized, even if it was based on underlying source material.

In this site you will be able to navigate through the entire movie, click the areas that interest you, and see a brief explanation of the historical facts that informed the screenplay. If you are more curious about that part of the movie, we have footnoted the paragraph to see sources on which it is based. But footnotes themselves can be misleading, so if you want to see the entire primary source, you can click again and be transported to the original document. We hope this is helpful, maybe even fun. Some things need to be invented in a movie, but most things in Jones were not. I think it’s only right that you be able to tell which was which.


—Gary Ross, Director

 

Click here to check out the site and look for Hollywood's review on Friday.

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