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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Street Date:
September 5th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
2017
Studio:
HBO
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama

Starring:

Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Courtney B. Vance, Reg E. Cathey, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Director:

George C. Wolfe

Plot Synopsis:

In this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks' daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey). The film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. With a supporting cast that includes Renée Elise Goldsberry, Reg E. Cathey, Courtney B. Vance, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Leslie Uggams, Reed Birney, Rocky Carroll and John Douglas Thompson, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a story of medical arrogance and triumph, race, poverty, and deep friendship between the unlikeliest of people.