On Wednesday, February 5th 2014 actress/media mogul/philanthropist Oprah Winfrey received the Montecito Award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival for her acclaimed work in Lee Daniels' The Butler.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick traveled to Santa Barbara, California to attend the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival and spoke with the great Oprah Winfrey on the red carpet about receiving the Montecito Award and her acclaimed work in Lee Daniels' The Butler. The living legend discussed how her life experience during her 15 year hiatus from film acting changed her acting approach and inform her performance in Lee Daniels' The Butler, and what it means to her to receive the Montecito Award in the town when she now lives.
To watch our interview with Oprah Winfrey about receiving the Montecito Award and making Lee Daniels' The Butler, please click on the video player above.
Lee Daniels' The Butler:
As Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.
The 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival runs January 30th - February 9th.
To watch our exclusive interview with Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, and June Squibb about receiving the Virtuosos Award, please click here.
Lee Daniels' The Butler is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.