The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)

Oprah Winfrey stars in the true story of a woman's search for enlightenment about her mother--whose cancer cells would save millions.

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Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of Lack's daughter Deborah (Oprah Winfrey) and a journalist, the film chronicles Deborah's search to learn about the mother she never knew, and how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to medical breakthroughs.

Cast and Crew

Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Reg E. Cathey, John Douglas Thompson, Rocky Carroll, Adriane Lenox, Roger Robinson, Lisa Arrindell, Leslie Uggams, John Beasley, Andrea Frye, Melvin Van Peebles, Reed Birney, Gabriel Ebert, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Terry Alexander, Jaedon Godley, Jaylon Gordon, Courtney B. Vance, Peter Gerety, Byron Jennings, Jane Rumbaua, Karen Reynolds, Tinashe Kajese, Jasmine Ellis, Tian Richards, L. Warren Young, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Jordon Eli Arellano, De'Marco Michael Arrington, Tyvonna Jones, Patrick Walker, Ninja Devoe, Earl Poitier, John Benjamin Hickey, Laura Steele, David Prete, Dolan Wilson, Sean Freeland, Jacquez McKissic, Brandon O'Dell, Mary Shaw, Kate Bond, Eric Mendenhall, Alfred Carter Jr., Tatom Pender, Elizabeth Hackler

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