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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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93 Minutes

Overview:


Oprah Winfrey stars in the true story of a woman's search for enlightenment about her mother--whose 'immortal' cells would save millions of lives. Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line, known as HeLa. Told through the eyes of Lack's daughter Deborah (Winfrey) and journalist Rebecca Skloot (Rose Byrne), the film chronicles Deborah's search to learn about the mother she never knew, and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs. Co-starring Renee Elise Goldsberry, Reg E. Cathey, Courtney B. Vance, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Leslie Uggams and Reed Birney. Directed by George C. Wolfe; screenplay by George C. Wolfe and Alexander Woo; based on the book by Rebecca Skloot.

Cast:

Alpha Trivette
Christopher Robert Escobar
Clint Edwards
Courtney B. Vance
David Shae
De'marco Arrington
Earl Poitier
Elizabeth Hackler
Gabriel Ebert
Jaedon Godley
Jane Rumbaua
Jaylon Gordon
Jazzy Ellis
Jock Mckissic
Jordan Eli Arellano
Karen Wheeling Reynolds
Kate Bond
Kayla Anderson
Kyanna Simone
L. Warren Young
Lisa Arrindell Anderson
Mary Shaw
Matthew Bernard
Miguel Angel Marrero
Ninja N. Devoe
Oprah Winfrey
Patrick R. Walker
Raphael Dante' Carr Jr.
Reed Birney
Reg E. Cathey
Renee Elise Goldsberry
Rose Byrne
Sage Mayer
Sean Freeland
Sylvia Grace Crim
Tashaun Stanfill-Perry
Tatom Pender
Tian Richards
Tinashe Kajese
Todd Lee
Tyvonna Jones

Genre:

Drama

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