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Next Friday, on June 24th, director Gary Ross, the three-time Academy Award nominated writer and director behind Seabiscuit, The Hunger Games and Pleasantville, has taken his place behind the camera once again in a movie he’s written. This time for Free State of Jones, which is based on the true story of a farmer in Mississippi named Newton Knight.

But how much of Free State of Jones is truth? Get to know the true story before you see the movie in this week’s podcast:

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