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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: The Lacks Family Legacy (HBO)

The Lacks family discusses the importance of Henrietta Lacks’ story being told. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks premieres Saturday, April 22 at 8PM.

Conversations with the Cast (HBO)

The official trailer for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (aka HeLa) from HBO starring Oprah Winfrey as Deborah Lacks, Renee Elise Goldsberry as Henrietta, and Rose Byrne as Rebecca Skloot. The film premieres April 22nd at 8:00 pm. More casting information available here, and on the film’s IMDB page. You can follow photos and news of the making of the film on Rebecca’s Instagram feed and on her Facebook page. The film will be streamed on HBO Now, a subscription service anyone can access online. The film will also be available on DVD.



Rebecca has been sharing many exciting photos related to the film version of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on her Facebook page. See below for a sampling of those photos and follower her on Facebook and Instagram for more.

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The Henrietta Lacks Foundation strives to provide financial assistance to needy individuals who have made important contributions to scientific research without their knowledge or consent.