Director Robin Bissell discusses The Best of Enemies

Director Robin Bissell discusses The Best of Enemies

April 21, 2019 A DGA Q&A in Los Angeles

A civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader forge an unlikely relationship in Director Robin Bissell’s new historical drama, The Best of Enemies.

Bissell’s film tells the true story of how civil rights activist Ann Atwater and Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan C.P. Ellis came together to co-chair a community summit on the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971, and how the events that unfolded would change their lives forever.

Following the DGA membership screening in Los Angeles on April 21, Bissell sat down with Director Hart Bochner (NCIS: New Orleans) to discuss the making of The Best of Enemies.

The Best of Enemies is Bissell’s feature directorial debut. He has been a DGA member since 2017.

You can listen to Bissell's Q&A by clicking the podcast episode embedded below. You can find more DGA podcast episodes here.


Event photos by Elisa Haber - Print courtesy of STX Films.

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