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The Best of Enemies

Drama

PG-13 for thematic material, racial epithets, some violence and a suggestive reference

4/5/2019
Released
Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesa, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley
Starring
Robin Bissell
Director
133 min
Length
Based on a true story, THE BEST OF ENEMIES centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.