Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell at NYC Premiere of Their Latest Film The Best of Enemies  

The stars discuss the 1971 true story and their roles as unlikely partners in racially charged Durham, N.C. 


From the LifeMinute.TV Team


April 5, 2019


The Best of Enemies cast Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Anne Heche and writer/director Robin Bissell came out for the premiere of the film based on a true story at the AMC Lincoln Square 13 in New York City. 


The movie is based on the real life story of Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan member who reluctantly come together to co-chair a community summit on the desegregation of schools in Durham, N.C. Set in the racially charged summer of 1971, the events that occur leave both Atwater and Ellis changed forever. 


“The story that hate is taught, it can be unlearned and love is way more powerful than hate,” said Henson, is the message that attracted her to this story. 


Watch to see what else the cast had to say about the film and catch it in theaters now. 

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