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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / HBO Films presents ; a Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Harpo Films, Cine Mosaic production ; a George C. Wolfe film ; produced by Kathryn Dean ; screenplay by Peter Landesman, Alexander Woo, George C. Wolfe ; directed by George C. Wolfe.

Dean, Kathryn (Producer), (film producer.). Landesman, Peter, 1965- (screenwriter.). Woo, Alexander, (screenwriter.). Wolfe, George C., (film director,, screenwriter.). Winfrey, Oprah (actor.). Byrne, Rose, (actor.). Goldsberry, Renée Elise, 1971- (actor.). Vance, Courtney B., (actor.). Carroll, Rocky, (actor.). Uggams, Leslie, (actor.). Birney, Reed, 1954- (actor.). Cathey, Reg E., (actor.). Marsalis, Branford, (composer.). Yanes, Aaron, (editor of moving image work.). El Fani, Sofian, (director of photography.). Skloot, Rebecca, 1972- Motion picture adaptation of (work): Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. (Added Author). HBO Films, (presenter.). Your Face Goes Here Entertainment (Firm), (production company.). Harpo Films, (production company.). Cine Mosaic (Firm), (production company.). HBO Video (Firm), (publisher.). Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Courtney B. Vance, Rocky Carroll, Leslie Uggams, Reed Birney, Reg E. Cathey. (Cast).
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  • 42 of 45 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9786316985330
  • ISBN: 6316985339
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York] : HBO Home Video, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a made-for-tv movie on April 22, 2017.
Based on the book written by Rebecca Skloot.
Bonus features: "Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne, along with writer/director George C. Wolfe and members of the Lacks family, discuss the legacy of Henrietta Lacks in this compelling Family featurette"; Filming in Georgia.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Branford Marsalis; editor, Aaron Yanes; director of photography, Sofian El Fani.
Participant or Performer Note:
Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Courtney B. Vance, Rocky Carroll, Leslie Uggams, Reed Birney, Reg E. Cathey.
Summary, etc.:
An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-MA.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital; widescreen.
Language Note:
English, French, or Spanish dialogue; French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH). Closed-captioned.
Subject: Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951 > Drama.
African American women > Drama.
Cancer > Patients > Virginia > Drama.
Human experimentation in medicine > United States > Drama.
HeLa cells > Drama.
Genre: Made-for-TV movies.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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