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To give ally cookies to a former Klan president because he no longer believes Black people are "evil and dirty" is breathtaking. To reduce Ann's story to her friendship with this man as "a more important story," is even more so.
It's a competently made film, with a good cast and a solid enough script. But for a film based on an incredible true story of an unlikely friendship, "Enemies" lacks that emotional punch you would expect
All we get of the charrette in the film is a briskly paced montage set to music of black and white participants talking, eating meals, debating, drafting proposals, and voting. We barely hear any of their actual conversations.
The way the film implores its audience to see the humanity of both Ann's allies and the Klansmen reflects a cringeworthy image of Donald Trump saying, in the aftermath of Charlottesville, that there were "some very fine people on both sides."
It's impossible to ignore that the film is yet another Hollywood narrative of racial reconciliation centered on a white protagonist-and worse, it's one that seems much more interested in the Klan's white targets than its black ones.