[PREVIEW] Timely Film ‘The Best of Enemies’, Starring Tariji P. Henson, Coming To Theaters

Academy Award winners Tariji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell have teamed up for a new film about the deep South in the Summer of 1971.  The true story, titled, The Best of Enemies hits theaters on April 5, 2019.

The Best of Enemies also stars Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Bruce McGill, John Gallagher Jr., Chanté Bowser, and Nick Searcy.

The movie is directed and written by Robin Bissell. It is based on the book ‘The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South‘ by Osha Gray Davidson

Watch the trailer for The Best of Enemies below:

 

The Best of Enemies movie synopsis
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.

 


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