“The Best of Enemies” is the upcoming feature film debut from Robin Bissell that tells the true story of one of the most unlikely partnerships. In 1971 vociferous civil rights activist Ann Atwater teamed with the C.P. Ellis, leader of a North Carolina branch of the Ku Klux Klan to address school segregation. The two forged a close friendship that went beyond stereotypes and popular sentiment.
The film’s first trailer shows its stars Taraji Henson and Sam Rockwell really sinking their teeth into their roles. If the script is as strong as the cast this could be the kind of movie we need right now. You won’t have to wait long. “The Best of Enemies” hits theaters April 5th.
Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or giving it a pass.