08/05/2013 10:50 am ET

Oprah Winfrey Talks 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

Weinstein Co.

Coming out on August 16th is Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which tells the story of Cecil Gaines, 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. Directed by Daniels, the film stars Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker as the butler and David Oyelowo as his son Louis.

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