Our cover star Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings history to life in her new film Free State of Jones. Based on a true story, it tells of Newton ‘Newt’ Knight (played by Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey), a Confederate Army deserter who led a rebellion against a South he believed was using poor farmers to fight for the interests of rich men – cotton farm and slave owners.

Mbatha-Raw plays Rachel, a runaway slave who joins the insurrection and later marries Newt, becoming the first black woman to own land in Mississippi.

Join the Marie Claire team as we preview our August cover star Gugu Mbatha-Raw for the exclusive screening of Free State of Jones.

Purchase a 3-month Marie Claire subscription and get two movie tickets, a cool drink and popcorn.

Date: Thursday, 21 July 2016

Time: 7.30pm for 8pm

Venue: NuMetro, Canal Walk, Cape Town

NuMetro, Hyde Park, Johannesburg

Tickets: Get your Cape Town tickets here.

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See you there!