While You Wait for the HBO Film (Premiering in April), Watch ‘The Way of All Flesh’ – A BBC Documentary on Henrietta Lacks

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Now that we know when HBO plans to premiere its telepic based on “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” the non-fiction book by Rebecca Skloot (April 22), while we wait, you’re encouraged to watch the below BBC documentary on Henrietta Lacks… Continue Reading

TCA: First-Look Pics from HBO’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Film + April Premiere Set (Just in Time for Emmy Consideration)

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Deborah Lacks (Oprah Winfrey) mourns for the mother she never knew 
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During its portion of the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter tour today, HBO announced that its film adaptation of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” will premiere in April, although it didn’t give a specific day in April. The exact… Continue Reading

TCA: Sonja Sohn (‘The Wire’) Wears Directing Hat on for HBO Documentary ‘For the Love of Baltimore’ (A City Grappling w/ Police Brutality)

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During its portion of the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter tour today, HBO revealed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017, including “For the Love of Baltimore” which explores a city divided in… Continue Reading

Antoine Fuqua and LeBron James Team Up with HBO for Multi-Part Muhammad Ali Documentary (Made With Family’s Full Participation)

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There are already about a half-a-dozen (maybe more) Muhammad Ali documentaries (most are available on the home video market), but we’re getting another… An untitled HBO multi-part documentary about the life and career of Muhammad Ali from LeBron James and… Continue Reading

Premiering Monday Nov. 28 on HBO: Two Unvarnished Documentary Looks at Contemporary Cuba (Trailer)

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Certainly timely, given last night’s news that Fidel Castro, the fiery Cuban leader who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959, and then defied the United States for nearly half a century, died at age 90. His death was announced… Continue Reading