Lee Daniels' The Butler

Opens Friday, August 16
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2hr 12mins // directed by:Lee Daniels // featuring:Forrest Whittaker, Robin Williams, Liev Schrieber, Oprah Winfrey

Lee Daniels' The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades.

The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler  with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more.

The New York Times

Critics' Pick - "A brilliantly truthful film" - A.O. Scott 

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