by Mark St. Germain
Based onThe Best of Enemies by Osha Gray Davidson
directed by Julianne Boyd
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Based on the best-selling book by Osha Gray Davidson, The Best of Enemies is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis (a Grand Cyclops of the KKK) and Ann Atwater (an African-American civil rights activist) during the desegregation of the Durham, NC, schools in 1971. The Best of Enemies exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves.
“A compelling story of an unexpected friendship, a story about change and growth, and ultimately, redemption” - Berkshire Arts Almanac
Recommended for mature audiences due to strong language.
sponsored by The Laurents / Hatcher Foundation
Read an interview between C.P. Ellis and Studs Terkel "Why I Quit The Klan"
Listen to Interviews with Ann Atwater; courtesy of Duke University