Posters for Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” Displayed in the Neighborhood

Poster for the movie, "The Butler", at the Georgia Avenue Metro Station.

Poster for the movie, “The Butler”, at the Georgia Avenue Metro Station.

I noticed yesterday that a poster for the forthcoming movie, The Butler, was among the advertisements at the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station. The movie is based on the story written in 2008 by the Washington Post’s Wil Haygood about White House butler Gene Allen, who lived in Park View at 710 Otis Place from 1947 until his death in 2010.

Lately, the film has attracted some attention due to a dispute in its title, which was recently resolved by the inclusion of “Lee Daniels'” at the beginning.

The film is schedule to be released on August 16th. Below is a trailer for the film, which I’m eagerly looking forward to seeing.

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  1. […] at the White House. Haygood’s Washington Post 2008 article about Allen was also the basis for the movie schedule to be released on August […]


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