The Best of Enemies

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The Best of Enemies (2019)


Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, 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.

Director: Robin Bissell

The Best of Enemies Vodly
Vodly Score: 6.9/10 from 29 votes
Release Date: 2019-04-05
Status: Released
Run time: 133 min / 2:13
Budget: $10,000,000
Production Companies : Material Pictures, Astute Films
Production Country: United States of America


Taraji P. Henson
as Ann Atwater
Sam Rockwell
as Claiborne Paul Ellis
Anne Heche
as Mary Ellis
Wes Bentley
as Floyd Kelly
Bruce McGill
as Carvie Oldham
Nick Searcy
as Garland Keith
John Gallagher Jr.
as Lee Trombley
Babou Ceesay
as Bill Riddick


Directing Robin Bissell Director
Production Tobey Maguire Producer
Production Danny Strong Producer
Production Matt Berenson Producer
Production Fred Bernstein Producer
Production Dominique Telson Producer
Production Matthew Plouffe Producer
Production Jeremiah Samuels Executive Producer
Production Rick Jackson Executive Producer
Writing Osha Gray Davidson Book
Writing Robin Bissell Adaptation
Writing Robin Bissell Writer

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