Tells the story of African-American White House butler Eugene Allen, who served eight American presidents over three decades (from 1952 to 1986). 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 the man’s life and family. Based on the story A” Butler Well Served by This Election” by Wil Haygood. Extras: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler: An American Story,” “The Original Freedom Riders,” “You and I Ain’t Nothin’ No More” performed by Gladys Knight and Lenny Kravitz, deleted scenes, gag reel. Vitals: Director: Lee Daniels. Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, Danny Strong. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 132 min., Drama, Box office gross: $115.071 million, The Weinstein Co.