#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.
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More important than the real facts, remains the fine performances and the powerful message. It is more than a past page or portrait of steps of desagregation of schools, transformation of a man or just image of racial problems in 1971 and profound change of attitude, beginning of a friendship but, for our time, remains an useful warning. So, just useful.
Excellent movie, great story, outstanding cast, must see
Skipping the IMDb storyline which you probably consulted already, and trying to avoid matching the quality reviewing expertise of ferguson-6′ s review (you must check his always), I’ll simply try to convey the feeling I got from watching ‘The Best of Enemies’.
First, true stories of real people and of events that mattered are something I take seriously as we all should, and when they reveal a person’s journey from a dark place to one of enlightenment, that always lifts my spirit and gives me just a bit more hope. This movie should do just that; it did for me.
The message I got from the movie echoes the words of former White House residents,”When they go low, you go high!” Oh, it’s not an easy thing to do, but when have great accomplishments ever been the product of easy and simple efforts? Exactly!
Sam Rockwell’s character, C.P. Ellis, experienced that aforementioned journey in the movie, albeit unconsciously and with much prodding from Ann Atwater, played by Taraji P. Henson. It’s a site to behold because of the realism they brought to their performances. Then at the end we saw C.P.’s epiphany and some of you may have anticipated it while others, like myself could only brace themselves for it to happen. We are lucky to see in the epilogue, video clips of the real C.P. Ellis and Ann Atwater, and they make us realize just how ‘on the money’ the story and the performances were.
‘The Best of Enemies’ may not have had the pizzazz of the movie ‘Green Book’, music tends to provide that, but it had more substance because the lives of so many Americans have been touched by the outcome of the events C.P. and Ann can be credited with. See it!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 13 min (133 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Robin Bissell
Writer Robin Bissell, Osha Gray Davidson (inspired by true events chronicled in ‘The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South’ by)
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche
Awards 5 nominations.
Production Company Material Pictures, Astute Films
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A