Hot on the heels of Best Picture Academy Award winner Green Book comes another moving film about race relations in America. And the true story that it’s based upon happened in North Carolina.
The Best of Enemies explores the life-changing relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an African-American civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit concerning the desegregation of Durham’s public schools in 1971.
A film like this can’t come along at a better time. For some reason, a lot of people need to be reminded about where we’ve been as a nation, and how the so-called “good old days” weren’t that at all.
Another reason to see The Best of Enemies is for the performances by Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) and Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). The film opens nationwide on April 5th.