free state of jones

Matthew McConaughey Movie Monday – Free State of Jones

While we’ve been practicing social distancing from people we’re becoming closer than ever with our televisions and we couldn’t help but notice the amount of Matthew McConaughey movies that are currently streaming. It’s no secret that the ATXGossip team is a big fan of Mr. Texas, so we thought we’d share our love by sharing some of our favorite movies.

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Free State of Jones (2016)

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell and Jacob Lofland.

Synopsis: In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Trailer:

Streaming: Amazon Prime Video (Rent for $3.99) and Hulu (with Live TV add-on)

Free State of Jones is based on a true story. You can find out more about the incredible history of it here.

McConaughey BINGO! 

Near the end of March we wrote about  Matthew McConaughey playing virtual bingo with seniors, which you can read about here. It inspired us to make our own Matthew McConaughey movie bingo board. Stay tuned each week for a McConaughey movie to cross off your board! This week you can cross off O-4!
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Stay tuned for next week’s Matthew McConaughey Movie Monday!

Featured Photo Courtesy of STX Entertainment 

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