December 3, 2023

Rivertown Film Sponsors THE BUTLER, with Lafayette Theatre and African American Historical Society

Showing: Thursday, February 6 - 7:30 PM
Title: The Butler
Year: 2013
Country: USA
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Actors: ,

ButlerWebCecil Gaines was a sharecropper’s son who grew up in the 1920s as a domestic servant for a family who casually destroyed his. Striking out on his own, Cecil was a valet of such efficiency and discretion that he became a butler in the White House, where he served numerous US Presidents over the decades and was a witness to history as the American civil rights movement was gaining momentum ­ even as his family had troubles of its own. USA, 2013, 132 minutes, rated PG-13

Presented by the African American Historical Society of Rockland, the Lafayette Theatre and Rivertown Film, at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern. All tickets: $8, only at the Lafayette Theatre box office.

A Black History Month Screening, Thursday, February 6 – 7:30 PM at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern

“A brilliantly truthful film on a subject that is usually shrouded in wishful thinking, myth-mongering and outright denial.” – A. O. Scott, The New York Times

“This is an important film presented as mainstream entertainment. It’s a great American story.” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times