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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / screenwriter, Peter Landesman ; director, George C. Wolfe.

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

Landesman, Peter, 1965- screenwriter. (Added Author).
Wolfe, George C., film director. (Added Author).
Winfrey, Oprah, actor. (Added Author).
Byrne, Rose, actor. (Added Author).
Cathey, Reg E., actor. (Added Author).
Skloot, Rebecca, 1972- Motion picture adaptation of (work): (Added Author).

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  • 2 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

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    0 current holds with 2 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main DVD Immortal (Text) 31307023090212 Movies Available -
Van Belkum DVD Immortal (Text) 31307023090220 Movies Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [Widescreen].
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : HBO Home Video, [2017].

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the nonfiction book by Rebecca Skloot.
Wide screen (enhanced).
Bonus feature: Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne, along with writer/director George C. Wolfe and members o fthe Lacks family, discuss the legacy of Henrietta Lacks in this compelling Family Featurette.
Participant or Performer Note:
Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Reg E. Cathey.
Summary, etc.:
Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks' daughter Deborah Lacks, the film chronicles her search -- along with journalist Rebecca Skloot -- 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.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-MA.
System Details Note:
DVD.
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.
Film adaptations.
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