The Best of Enemies, a timely drama starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell.
Based on a true story, the film centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Oscar nominee Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Oscar winner Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit after a local grade school for black kids burns down. They battle over the desegregation of schools in Durham, NC, during the racially charged summer of 1971. The improbable bond they forge would change their lives forever.
Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Nick Searcy, John Gallagher Jr., and Bruce McGill co-star in the film from director Robin Bissell, who also wrote the script based on Osha Gray Davidson’s 2007 book.
STXfilms opens the drama from Astute Films on April 5.