‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’, HBO: What Time & Channel Is It On?

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) | Official Trailer | HBOCancer took Henrietta Lacks, her cells brought forth new science, her family brought her story home. Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of the critically-acclaimed book. Stream the full movie on HBO. #HenriettaLacks Subscribe to the HBO YouTube Channel: https://goo.gl/JQUfqt Don’t have HBO? Order Now: https://play.hbonow.com/ Get More HBO: Get HBO GO:…2017-03-15T20:10:01.000Z

In 1951, a 31-year-old woman named Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer not long after cells were taken out and harvested by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital without her knowledge or any compensation.

Lacks’ cancerous cells led to medical breakthroughs in the medical community that allowed doctors to save thousands of lives. In tonight’s film adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s critically-acclaimed novel, Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, Deborah, takes off on an adventure to learn more about her mother and how her harvested cells led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs.

In a New York Times review of the film, Neil Genzlinger writes, “You might think it would be impossible at this point for Ms. Winfrey to escape her own fame and play a movie role, but she is, remember, an Oscar-nominated actress. She makes it easy to forget the rest and buy into her performance, so much so that scenes with Deborah and Rebecca are a bit of a mismatch.”

Read on for details on when and where to watch the show tonight.

DATE: Saturday, April 22, 2017

TIME: 8pm ET/PT

DURATION: 1hr35min

TV CHANNEL: HBO – Check with your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what channel HBO is in your area.

DIRECTOR/WRITER: George C. Wolfe

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: 
Alan Ball
Carla Gardini
Peter Macdissi
Lydia Dean Pilcher
Oprah Winfrey

CAST: 
Oprah Winfrey
Rose Byrne
Renée Elise Goldsberry
Courtney B. Vance
Reg E. Cathey
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Leslie Uggams