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– by Gig Patta

It’s hailed as one of Oprah Winfrey’s best performances.

The well-respected talk show host, and actress, stars in the drama The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from the adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s critically best-selling, non-fiction book of the same title.

The story is told through the eyes of Henrietta Lack’s daughter, Deborah Lacks, in the search to learn about the mother she never knew, and the understanding of unauthorized harvesting of Lack’s cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever.

Rose Byrne also stars in the film as the investing journalist Rebecca Skloot.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is currently available for Digital Download today by HBO Home Entertainment.

LRM has a couple of digital codes to give away to our lucky readers on the site. To participate in this giveaway, e-mail contest@lrmonline.com with your e-mail address, name, mailing address and phone number. Winners will be notified via e-mail address with the codes.

The deadline to participate in this contest is Sunday, June 4, by midnight at 11:59 p.m.

Don’t forget to check out the trailer below for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Good luck!

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @mrgigpatta.