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"One quiet voice can ignite a revolution"

A Butler Well Served by This Election

In Movie Theaters:Friday, August 16, 2013   Nationwide   
On DVD:Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Released; Now Available Buy or Rent Availability
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. . . Louis Gaines
. . . Richard Nixon
. . . Eugene Allen
. . . Nancy Reagan
. . . Howard
Companies: The Weinstein Company & 3 more


for some violence and disturbing images, some violence and disturbing images, and smoking.


The Butler is inspired by Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about an African-American man who served as a butler (Forest Whitaker) to eight Presidents in the White House for over thirty years. From this unique vantage point, The Butler traces the dramatic changes that swept American society, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.

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Based on a Washington Post article. As director Lee Daniels explains, ""What moves me most about this man is his quiet nature, grace and unmatched perspective that comes from being in one place – a very powerful one – during what was arguably the period in American history that saw the most change".

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