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Premiering this week at the Southern Cross Cinema

FREE STATE OF JONES (MA15+)

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali.

A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads and militia of fellow deserters. Runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.

After surviving the 1862 Battle of Corinth, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Jones County serving as a battlefield medic in the Confederate Army, deserts and returns home to his farm and his wife, Serena.

While there, he befriends Rachel, a slave woman who has secretly learned to read.

Newton's disenchantment with the Confederacy grows after learning that troops are seizing crops and livestock for taxes. 

Although the plot of the movie is fiction,  many of the events portrayed are true

STORKS (G)

Starring Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell.

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.

Also screening this week.

BEN-HUR (M)

Starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro

Judah Ben – Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but find redemption.

PETE’S DRAGON (PG)

Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley.

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Coming soon: EMBRACE (MA15+) & MISS PEREGRINES HOME FOR PERCULIAR CHILDREN (CTC)

 stars in Free State of Jones.

stars in Free State of Jones.

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