The Read It, Watch It club will be reviewing the book Best of Enemies by Osha Gray Davidson and the 2019 version of the movie this month. Meet from 5:30-8PM in the first floor Louis Room to watch the film and compare/contrast it with the written work. Rated: PG-13, 133 minutes.
"A timely drama that centers on an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), 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. Critics claim, “Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell soar in this riveting true story” (Pete Hammond, Deadline)."
Available books are near the first floor Circulation Desk approximately one month prior to the program.
Next month's selection is You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames.