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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.
imprint
[New York, New York] : HBO Home Video, [2017]
description
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
6316985339, 9786316985330
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[New York, New York] : HBO Home Video, [2017]
isbn
6316985339
9786316985330
standard identifier
00883929600977
883929600977
publisher #
2000136060
3000074643
credits note
Music, Branford Marsalis; editor, Aaron Yanes; director of photography, Sofian El Fani.
general note
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.
Originally released as a made-for-tv movie on April 22, 2017.
Wide screen (enhanced).
performer
Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Courtney B. Vance, Rocky Carroll, Leslie Uggams, Reed Birney, Reg E. Cathey.
abstract
"The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used without her consent to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her 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."-- Container.
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.
language note
English, French, or Spanish dialogue; French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
catalogue key
11328404
target audience
Rating: TV-MA.
technical details
DVD; region 1; widescreen (16x9); 5.1 Dolby digital.

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