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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO Trailer)

I’m from Tuskegee y’all. I swear to you this trailer give me the feels like this movie will have elements of the infamous Syphilis Study that took place there. Injustice, incredulity, and infighting (though apparently not enough) left those Black men with no care and no hope; even when they had no real knowledge of their plight… until it was too late. I am really hoping for a happier ending here.

Science took her cells. Her family reclaimed her story.

Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of the critically-acclaimed book. HBO Films presents The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Saturday, April 22 at 8pm on HBO.

Either way, it looks incredibly compelling. I will be watching. Join me #HeLaCells


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HBO Films: Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (Trailer)

“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” premieres Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 8PM Eastern Time on HBO. This documentary has all the indications of greatness. An epic true life story: the then Heavyweight Champ Muhammad Ali refusing to enlist and go fight for the USA in Vietnam when he is drafted, a crisis of faith (his objections to the war), prison time, appeals taken all the way to the highest court in America… star power: Danny Glover, Christopher Plummer, Ed Begley Jr., Barry Levinson… and playing Ali… NO ONE! No one plays the Champ better than [stock footage of] the Champ!

HBO Films can pull it off though; as the documentary will focus more on the Supreme Court judges, their rulings and places in history, rather than on Ali himself.

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