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Lee Daniels’ The Butler (originally released as “The Butler)

by Kaori Shoji

Director: Lee Daniels
Language: English

“The Butler” is based on the real-life story of an African-American butler who worked in the White House and served eight presidents before retiring in 2008. The film combines the unsavory history of American racism with various vignettes of how each president dealt with it. Forest Whitaker stars as butler Cecil Gaines, and Robin Williams makes a brief but memorable appearance as President Eisenhower.