The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / HBO Films presents ; a Your Face Goes Here Entertainment production, a Harpo Films production , a 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.

[New York, New York] : HBO Home Video, [2017] , ©2017
1 videodisc (approximately 92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951 -- Drama.
Skloot, Rebecca, 1972- -- Television adaptations.
Lacks, Deborah -- Drama.
Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951
African American women -- Drama.
Cancer -- Patients -- Virginia -- Drama.
Human experimentation in medicine -- United States -- Drama.
HeLa cells -- Drama.
Informed consent -- Drama.
African American women
Cancer -- Patients.
HeLa cells.
Human experimentation in medicine.
United States
Childrens subjects:
Cancer -- Patients -- Virginia -- Drama.
Local subjects:
Human experimentation in medicine -- United States -- Drama.
Made-for-TV movies.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Fiction television programs.
Television adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Historical films.
Made-for-TV movies.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
In English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish; optional subtitles in French or Spanish.
Open-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital.
5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
Dolby digital 2.0
video file
DVD video
region 1
"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.
Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Courtney B. Vance, Rocky Carroll, Leslie Uggams, Reed Birney, Reg E. Cathey.
Music, Branford Marsalis; editor, Aaron Yanes; director of photography, Sofian El Fani.
Based on The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / by Rebecca Skloot.
Special 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.
Videodisc release of the made-for-tv movie originally broadcast on April 22, 2017.
Dean, Kathryn (Producer), television producer.
Landesman, Peter, 1965- screenwriter.
Woo, Alexander, screenwriter.
Wolfe, George C., television director, screenwriter.
Winfrey, Oprah, actor, television producer.
Byrne, Rose, actor.
Goldsberry, Renée Elise, 1971- actor.
Vance, Courtney B., actor.
Carroll, Rocky, actor.
Uggams, Leslie, actor.
Birney, Reed, 1954- actor.
Cathey, Reg E., actor.
Marsalis, Branford, composer (expression)
Yanes, Aaron, editor of moving image work.
El Fani, Sofian, director of photography.
HBO Films, presenter.
Your Face Goes Here Entertainment (Firm), production company.
Harpo Films, production company.
Cine Mosaic (Firm), production company.
HBO Video (Firm), publisher.
Publisher Number:
00883929600977 gtin-14
3000074643 HBO Home Video (container)
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