Downtown Cartersville is a favorite for movie makers. A movie is being shot in downtown Thursday starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell. The feature film entitled “The Best of Enemies” is based on a true story. Civil Rights activist, Ann Atwater, faces off against the Klu Klux Klan during the 1960s to desegregate schools in Durham, North Carolina.

Henson, plays the role of Atwater, sworn enemy of C.P. Ellis of Durham’s Ku Klux Klan. Atwater and Ellis reluctantly agreed to co-chair an intensive, two-week community meeting to try to reach a compromise following court-ordered school desegregation. Rockwell plays the role of Ellis.

Parking will be limited in downtown Thursday. The parking lot in front of the Grand Theater and Ross’ Diner will be closed. Many downtown businesses will remain open as the movie is being filmed. If you need to get downtown, you should look for other accessible parking spots in the area. All lots that will not be made accessible to the public will be coned off.

Again, most downtown businesses will be open for your pleasure, as the parking situation will not affect enjoying the downtown area.