From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: THE BEST OF ENEMIES

In a world filled with differences, two of the unlikeliest of people come together for the greater good in the inspirational film, The Best of Enemies, arriving on Digital on June 18, 2019and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on July 2, 2019 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film stars Academy Award® nominee Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures, “Empire”) and Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Vice) and features an incredible supporting cast including Babou Ceesay (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Eye in the Sky), Anne Heche (“Chicago P.D.,” “Aftermath”), Wes Bentley (“American Horror Story,” “Yellowstone”), Nick Searcy (The Shape of Water, “Justified”) and Bruce McGill (Lincoln, “Shades of Blue”).

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: The Best of Enemies

Written and directed by Robin Bissell, The Best of Enemies is a timely drama that centers on an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolinaduring the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

The film on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital comes filled with meaningful bonus features that includes an inside look into the unlikely friendship of the film’s two subjects, the story’s modern connection, and more.


  • Make a Connection – The cast discuss the unlikely friendship between Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis who forged a unique bond as they worked together to evoke change, with clips of past interviews of the film’s subjects.
  • Ann AtwaterGo behind the scenes with Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell as they discuss the film subject’s Ann Atwater, the civil rights icon who dedicated her life fighting for a better world and her unique relationship with C.P. Ellis.
  • Unlikely Friendship – An inside look at how ten days transformed the lives of two people who formed an unexpected friendship fighting for change during the racially charged summer of 1971 in Durham, North Carolina.
  • Trailer

The Best of Enemies will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

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