Based on a true story, THE BEST OF ENEMIES centers on the extraordinary relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), a fearless and outspoken civil rights activist who faced off against C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader, to blaze the way for school desegregation in Durham, North Carolina, in 1971. Through an incredible series of events and against all odds, these two people—with very different views and backgrounds—formed an unexpected friendship that ultimately led to large scale social change.
After the screening of this extraordinary film, we will be joined for a discussion by:
Academy Award® nominee Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)
Robin Bissell, writer/director/producer
Matt Berenson, producer
Dominique Telson, producer
Moderated by Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson.
Rated PG-13 for thematic material, racial epithets, some violence and a suggestive reference.
The release date of the film is April 5, 2019.