Movie of the Day: "The Butler" (2013)

Ok, so I know I just reviewed the movie recently and of course it's still in theaters, but it is an entirely appropriate film to be the last entry in our civil rights series this week. As most know by now, the story spans the decades of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950's through the 1980's, and then all the way to present day and what it means for Forest Whitaker's butler character to see a black man elected President of the United States. You'd really have to be made of stone not to be moved by that moment after watching this man's entire life go by on screen, so convincingly portrayed by Whitaker. It's a historical tearjerker, and a look at the civil rights struggle from the black perspective, and that makes it a very unique and important movie to cap off our week long commemoration of the March on Washington.