Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Butler

     Yesterday afternoon I went with a friend to see the new Lee Daniel's film, The Butler. The movie traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement and it's impact, in particular, as seen on the life of one family. As the title suggests, the father is a butler who spent many years working at The White House. The acting was superb, and this is definitely a film well worth seeing. I hope that young people will go to see this movie to understand and appreciate the long struggle for Civil Rights.
     The movie ends with the election of Barack Obama. It doesn't seem possible that this very week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in which he offered his vision for racial harmony in this country.
     Go see this film. My rating . . . B+

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