Movie will be shown at the church office - 408-371-9800. Start time is 7 pm
Cold drinks, popcorn and other treats will be available for a donation of $7.
See you there!

 

Friday -October 20th
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks single handedly changed the course of scientific research and discovery. She was a young African American woman who succumbed to cervical cancer in the 1950's. Lack's cancer cells, known in the scientific community as HeLa, were rare in that they were infinitely replicable and could be grown in a lab. As such, these immortal cells became paramount in the research of curing diseases. Rather than focusing on the questionable moral nature of such research, especially considering the massive profits made by those who used the cells, the movie focuses more on Lack's life and the people she left behind. Oprah Winfrey stars as Deborah, Lack's daughter. Deborah is hesitant when an aspiring author contacts her about writing a book on Henrietta. Years of misinformation and mental illness color Deborah's life, and reluctance on the part of her siblings to speak about the past only adds to this paranoia. But curiosity wins out and the two embark on the incredible journey of discovering the life of Henrietta and in turn discovering more about themselves.