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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) (HNR) - Anthology Ottawa

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) (HNR)

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Release Date: September 5, 2017.

"Witness Oprah Winfrey give one of the best performances of her career." Variety.

Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling non-fiction book of the same name. Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks' daughter Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search - along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Bryne) - 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. -- (C) HBO Home Entertainment, 2017, USA.

Starring Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne.

Directed by George C. Wolfe.

Based on the book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," written by Rebecca Skloot.

Genre/Subject: Biography, Drama, History, Book Adaptation.

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