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CHICAGO – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipatedLee Daniels’ The Butler” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey!

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which is rated “PG-13” and opens on Aug. 16, 2013, also stars John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams and Alex Pettyfer from director Lee Daniels and writer Danny Strong based on the article by Wil Haygood.

To win your free “The Butler” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition or lower your odds!


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Deadline: Entries can continue being submitted through Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
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Here is the synopsis for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”:

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of 20th century America, Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels’ (“Precious”) historical epic “The Butler” tells the story of White House butler Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker). Gaines serves during seven presidential administrations between 1957 and 1986.

Inspired by Wil Haygood’s 2008 Washington Post article “A Butler Well Served by This Election” about the real life of former butler Eugene Allen, the film begins in 1924 with a young Cecil living in the fiercely segregated South and facing the tyranny of the region’s prejudices. After years spent working in a hotel, Cecil is discovered by a White House employee. This leads to landing the opportunity of a lifetime: a job as a server at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

There, Cecil becomes a first-hand witness to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office as the civil rights movement unfolds. At the same time, he and his volatile but loving wife (Oprah Winfrey) must grapple with the rebellious spirit of their son, Louis (David Oyelowo), whose tenacious hunger for activism and equal rights often puts him in dangerous situations and at perpetual odds with his father.

While Cecil remains fiercely committed to his duties at the White House and to providing for his family, his determination leads to increasing tensions between him and his anti-establishment son. Through the eyes and emotions of the Gaines family, Lee Daniels’ film follows the changing tides of American politics and race relations from the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., the Freedom Riders and Black Panther movements, the war in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal.

Through it all, Cecil experiences the effects of these events as both an insider and a family man. With an incredible supporting cast that includes John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber and Robin Williams, “The Buttler” is a story about the resilience of one man, the growth of a nation and the power of family.

The movie poster for Lee Daniels' The Butler starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey
The movie poster for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.
Image credit: The Weinstein Company

This HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple! Just get interactive in our unique Hookup technology above. We will award 40 admit-two movie tickets based on social entry numbers and/or randomly via e-mail for our “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” Hookup. Good luck!

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Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Since showings are overbooked to ensure a full house, winners are not guaranteed entrance and must arrive early. We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes before the showing’s scheduled start time. HollywoodChicago.com LLC is a promotional partner with the studio and its partners and doesn’t assume any liability for this giveaway. HollywoodChicago.com is not responsible for errors or omissions entered in user submissions. Comments are closed in this Hookup.

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