Sunday, August 18, 2013

Black Churches Helped Fuel 'The Butler's' Big Weekend

Of course, many black churches helped ignite the movie, "The Butler".  It is the greatest movie of the century for African Americans.  Furthermore, since TWC's marketing team created a scripture guide and faith-oriented trailer, many churchgoers no doubt became very excited about "The Butler."

According to, the spiritual guide offers inspirational quotes from the cast and crew, themes from the film with accompanying questions for reflection and relevant scripture passages. The guide states in its introduction: "Its aim is to help relate the moving story of Cecil Gaines to our own personal stories as we endeavor to live more authentic Christian lives."

We cannot wait to see "The Butler" ourselves, we know we are in for a treat.

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How Black Churches Helped Fuel 'The Butler's' Big Weekend

The historical drama, headlining Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, has also won the support of the Urban League and the NAACP.

The Weinstein Co. appealed heavily to the black faith-based community in promoting Lee Daniels' The Butler, a strategy that appears to be paying off.

Over the weekend, Daniels' historical drama debuted to a stellar $25 million, easily winning the crowded box office race and...Read full article, here.

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