Discussion: THE FREE STATE OF JONES, Gary Ross, (2016)

  • Warner Bros. Theater, NMAH 14th & Constitution Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C., 20001

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. The film tells the story of “Captain” Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a yeoman farmer in Jones County, Mississippi, and the story of Jones County’s secession from the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War. The program features exclusive footage from the film.

This discussion is part of the
History Film Forum: SECRETS OF AMERICAN HISTORY
Presented by the Smithsonian Institution & the National Endowment for the Humanities
November 19-22, 2015
Washington, D.C. | National Museum of American History

For more information on THE FREE STATE OF JONES discussion with Gary Ross, Filmmaker, David Blight, Yale University, and Steven Hahn, University of Pennsylvania Saturday, on November 21, 2015 go to: http://historyfilmforum.si.edu/schedule/discussion-free-state-jones-gary-ross/

For more information on the History Film Forum: SECRETS OF AMERICAN HISTORY, go to: http://historyfilmforum.si.edu

For more information on the National Museum of American History – Smithsonian Institution, go to: http://americanhistory.si.edu/