The Butler


Location: Carroll Auditorium, Saint Mary's College


The Butler is a 2013 American historical fiction drama film directed by Lee Daniels, written by Danny Strong, and featuring an ensemble cast. Loosely inspired by the real-life of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler.

A panel discussion will follow the film viewing.

Time 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


This event is a part of the Great Migration Series, which was inspired by Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns. This series of events focuses on the migration of African Americans from the south to the north from 1915 – 1970. Please feel free to check out the other events that are a part of this series!