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From Screen to Square Film Screening: The Best of Enemies The May 16 screening is the latest installment in the DeLaney Center’s ongoing film series.

DSC09871-600x400 From Screen to Square Film Screening: The Best of EnemiesStackhouse Theater seating

Washington and Lee University’s DeLaney Center will host another installment of its From Screen to Square film series on Tuesday, May 16 with a screening of the movie “The Best of Enemies” in Stackhouse Theater located inside Elrod Commons. The film will be shown from 5 to 7 p.m., with a panel discussion immediately to follow the movie. Both the screening and discussion are free and open to the public and dinner will be provided.

The 2018 drama is based on the true story of an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 Durham, North Carolina. The film follows Atwater and Ellis as they co-chair a community summit on the desegregation of the schools in Durham.

The DeLaney Center is an interdisciplinary academic forum that promotes teaching and research on race and Southern identity. Visit the DeLaney Center website for updates on subsequent film screenings and other programming.