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FREE STATE OF JONES

Matthew McConaughey (center) and Mahershala Ali (center left) star in THE FREE STATE OF JONES The credits rolled and we couldn't move. It wasn't that the 139 minute film had left us in want of fresh air but actually wanting more. Free State of Jones is the best Civil War-era film I've ever seen and it ended far too soon. Civil War Infatuation It was 1965 and our family was heading out of Ontario on a spring break holiday to South Carolina. It was the centennial of the end of the Civil War and what I saw started an infatuation with the "Blues and Greys," the "Stars and Bars," the folklore of General Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, J.E.B. Stuart,…
Bob Jones
June 29, 2016