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HBO has released the new trailer and premiere date for the upcoming film, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” starring Oprah Winfrey.

 

Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Without her consent, pieces of the tumor that killed her were removed and used for medical exploration and to build a billion-dollar research industry. The film is based on Rebecca Skloot‘s nonfiction book of the same name and features Winfrey as Lacks’ daughter, Deborah Lacks.

 

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Make sure you all check out today's edition of “UPFRONT Inside Atlanta’s Entertainment Industry.”  The show will feature Issa Rae, star of HBO's new series "Insecure".  We also talk to rising photographer and artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden about his new exhibition, "Come to Selfhood", which explores Black male imagery and masculinity. Tony winning-director and CAU alumni Kenny Leon is also in the studio to chat about directing "Hairspray" with Jennifer Hudson as well as his fondest memories of the late actor, Bill Nunn.

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The Atlanta screening of HBO's “Bessie” starring Queen Latifah was held last night at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. The VIP event was hosted by the film’s producer Shelby Stone and the film’s star Tory Kittles. “Bessie” also features Tika Sumpter, Mo'NiqueMichael K. WilliamsKhandi Alexander and Mike Epps.