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Watch New Trailer for 'Best of Enemies' (VIDEO)

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FINALLY!

 

The official trailer for Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell‘s epic civil rights movie The Best of Enemies is available now for your viewing pleasure.  The film focuses on the unlikely friendship between outspoken Black activist Ann Atwater and Ku Klux Klan member Claiborne Paul Ellis, during the turbulent 1960s in Durham, North Carolina.

 

Atwater was a maid who became a social activist while Ellis was a laborer who began attending city meetings to speak on behalf of the poor white working class. The two were put on a committee overseeing the desegregation of schools where, after heated battles and much to their surprise, they discovered common ground: They both cared about the economical and educational well-being of their kids. The film’s script is based on the book Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson.

 

Rounding out the cast is Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Bruce McGill, Nick Searcy, John Gallagher Jr., Nadej K. Bailey and Babou Ceesay. 

 

Robin Bissell served as the film’s director.

 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.