oprah the butler

*As The Weinstein Company and Warner Bros continue their  battle over use of the film title, “The Butler,” TWC has released a clip from the film, due in theaters on Aug. 16.

Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil Gaines, a man who served under eight presidents across three decades as the White House’s butler. Winfrey stars as his wife.

In the clip, Mr. and Mrs. Gaines teach their son Louis (David Oyelowo), whom they haven’t seen in seven years, a lesson about respect, breaking down barriers, and the great Sidney Poitier.

Watch the clip here.