The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies

DVD - 2019
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"Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration."
Audience: Not rated.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Best
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1
Language Note: English language tracks with English and Spanish language subtitles.
SDH (Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing)


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Jun 03, 2021

I think everyone should see this movie because of the content, but is also a really, really, good movie. Very educational. All the actors, both leads, supporting characters as well as extras do amazing jobs. The ending is still rare in our reality.

JCLMartyJ Mar 08, 2021

This is a powerful movie that demonstrates that sometimes people can change their way of thinking! Would recommend that you watch the Bonus features, especially the interviews with the people who were involved with the actual events on which this movie is based.

Nov 15, 2020

Pretty good movie based on true story. Be sure to see extra mini-doc about the real CP & Ann & their friendship. Inspiring how people from opposing groups can become true friends.👍

Aug 24, 2020

Uh-oh, what seemed like another movie about white supremacists clashing with downtrodden blacks began exactly that way. Racists in power constantly and cunningly plotting their schemes in their usual fashion.
What was unexpected was how one character journeyed through a mind and heart transformation.
Watch for a moving scene of courage from Sam Rockwell.

Jul 28, 2020

A good movie. I wasnt familiar with this incident. It was interesting to see C.Ps change and how the whole issue was deal with in a logical way. Well acted by all. Sam Rockwell was good.

Jul 06, 2020

Excellent true story as to the strife and tension with race relations. Took lots of work for most of the residents to reach a compromise.

May 17, 2020

An old saying - Truth is stranger than fiction - a story which could help our world now - getting people to talk together instead of shouting across the fence at each other. Well worth watching - The Best of Enemies. cheers Bob.

Feb 19, 2020

One of the greatest films I've ever seen this is another I highly recommend to viewers.

Feb 04, 2020

A difficult subject to tackle but beautifully realized. All the cast gave wonderful performances. Not one went over the top which could have easily happened. By the end of the movie, I wanted to meet each of them to say "A Job Well Done"!

Nov 29, 2019

Truth is stranger than fiction, and this movie proves it. I hadn't heard of this surprising, dramatic and remarkably true-to-real-events story before. This proves there's hope for our polarized society, if we can only see each other's humanity and what we have in common. Henson and Rockwell were superb, and the historic and emotional nature of the events depicted made this a great and worthwhile watch.

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