Advance tickets are no longer available for this event.
- A limited number of tickets will be available at the door two hours before the published start time of the event for Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members.
Includes a conversation with executive producer/actor Oprah Winfrey and writer/director George C. Wolfe
Oprah Winfrey teams with legendary Broadway director George C. Wolfe—whose Obie and Tony Award-winning works span from The Colored Museum to Angels in America—to present The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a drama based on real-life figures. Wolfe wrote and directed this profound and powerful adaptation of Rebecca Skloott’s nonfiction bestseller on the landmark case of medical discovery and social abuse involving Henrietta Lacks, the African-American woman whose cervical cancer cells were removed and became the foundation for groundbreaking medical research. The film follows Skloot’s (Rose Byrne) collaboration with Lacks’ surviving daughter Deborah (Winfrey). At its best, Lacks teems with life and boasts a cast of veteran talents that includes Reg E. Cathey, Rocky Carroll, Leslie Uggams, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Courtney B. Vance. Winfrey and Wolfe will discuss making Lacks after the film.
To be followed by a reception.
2017, 93 mins, color, DCP | Written by George C. Wolfe, based on the book by Bebecca Skloot; directed by George C. Wolfe; with Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Rocky Carroll, Leslie Uggams, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Reg E. Cathey, Courtney B. Vance
Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, March 16. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-reserved tickets for this event can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved Bing Theater seating. Ticketed guests must be in their Bing Theater seat 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.