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

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

Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Title
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Statement of responsibility
HBO Films presents ; a Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Harpo Films, 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
Contributor
Actor
Composer
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks' daughter Deborah Lacks, this 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
Cataloging source
NHP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Branford Marsalis; editor, Aaron Yanes; director of photography, Sofian El Fani
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: TV-MA; for mature audiences
Language note
English, French, or Spanish dialogue ; French or Spanish subtitles ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.I46 2017
PerformerNote
Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Courtney B. Vance, Rocky Carroll, Leslie Uggams, Reed Birney, Reg E. Cathey
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1971-
  • 1954-
  • 1965-
  • 1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Winfrey, Oprah
  • Byrne, Rose
  • Goldsberry, Renée Elise
  • Vance, Courtney B.
  • Carroll, Rocky
  • Uggams, Leslie
  • Birney, Reed
  • Cathey, Reg E.
  • Dean, Kathryn
  • Landesman, Peter
  • Woo, Alexander
  • Wolfe, George C.
  • Marsalis, Branford
  • Skloot, Rebecca
  • HBO Films
  • Your Face Goes Here Entertainment (Firm)
  • Harpo Films
  • Cine Mosaic (Firm)
  • HBO Video (Firm)
Runtime
90
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lacks, Henrietta
  • African American women
  • Cancer
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • HeLa cells
  • Medical ethics
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, HBO Films presents ; a Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Harpo Films, 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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a made-for-tv movie on April 22, 2017
  • Based on the book written by Rebecca Skloot
  • Bonus 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn999842686
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.)
Isbn
9786316985330
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 00883929600977
  • 883929600977
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 3000074643
  • 2000136060
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o999842686
  • (OCoLC)999842686
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen (16:9) ; 5.1 Dolby digital ; 2.0 Dolby
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, HBO Films presents ; a Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Harpo Films, 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
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a made-for-tv movie on April 22, 2017
  • Based on the book written by Rebecca Skloot
  • Bonus 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn999842686
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.)
Isbn
9786316985330
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 00883929600977
  • 883929600977
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 3000074643
  • 2000136060
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o999842686
  • (OCoLC)999842686
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen (16:9) ; 5.1 Dolby digital ; 2.0 Dolby
Video recording format
DVD

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