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The Best of Enemies

DVD - 2019 DVD Drama Best 7 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.9 out of 5

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Call Number: DVD Drama Best
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Malletts Creek Branch, Pittsfield Branch, Traverwood Branch, Westgate Branch

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Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Inspired by the events chronicled in the book of the same name by Osha Gray Davidson.
Special features: Make a connection; Ann Atwater; An unlikely friendship; trailer.
Sam Rockwell, Taraji P. Henson, Babou Ceesay, Nick Searcy, Nicholas Logan, Wes Bentley, Anne Heche, John Gallagher Jr., Bruce Mcgill.
Racial tension runs high in 1971 Durham, North Carolina as residents continue to fight the 1954 Supreme Court decision to desegregate their schools. A series of town meetings are called to discuss the matter. Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis, the meeting co-chairs, have very different views. Passionately advocating for school integration is a way of life for Atwater, a champion for Civil Rights. C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops leading the Durham chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, vehemently opposes it. As the meetings progress, Atwater and Ellis learn they have more in common than they thought.
DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0.
Contents: Best of enemies.

COMMUNITY REVIEWS

Great Movie submitted by DL on July 27, 2019, 7:58pm History of a difficult time in Durham, North Carolina and two leaders who did not like each other, having to work together for 10 days. Talk about stress and dislike. I loved this movie and seeing history come alive and seeing the real people at the end was a bonus.

The Best of Enemies submitted by lstorc on July 28, 2019, 11:45pm The Best of Enemies is remarkable and moving! All elements come together to deliver a captivating film!

Great compared to 99 of 100 current STUPID Comic book, Chick flick, "Horrror", "Action", or "coming of Age" movies. submitted by Tassos on December 8, 2019, 3:03pm I enjoyed watching the movie yesterday, and appreciated it after rejecting 9 other DVDs I borrowed, which outdid each other in RAW STUPIDITY, such as "Aquaman" and other comic book CRAP, "Chick movies" with pink covers, and the like.

The movie is not without flaws. It is based on a true story, and at the end we see the actual people.

The actors are all one-dimensional, black or white, heroes or villains. All black people portrayed seem perfect, but the truth is far from it. Just one example, where was the father of the lead actresses two daughters? I bet he did not even pay a dime in child support.

The actor hired to portray the woman looks nothing like her. She tried to, but still is a long way from that morbidly obese person who I am suprised was still alive when the movie was made, given her poor health.

Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson rocked this movie! submitted by yufamily on August 10, 2020, 9:40pm The chemistry was great - I loved how their transformed relationship worked to benefit the community.

Amazing movie based on true events submitted by Xris on December 20, 2020, 1:13am I love the idea of a charrette, so that people got to know each other, to see that they all have some of the same troubles. Amazing that a president of the Klan would make a switch like that. People can find family in all kinds of places. <3