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From The Grio
After three years in limbo, Halle Berry’s Frankie & Alice is finally opening in 125 theaters nationwide today.
The film, based on the true story of a 1970′s go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder, was shot in 2008, and co-stars Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson.
After a one-week run in a single Los Angeles theater during awards season in December 2010, Frankie & Alice vanished.
In September 2013, Codeblack Films acquired North American distribution rights to the film, and showered the project with a new round of press.
“Halle Berry delivers a spellbinding performance in Frankie & Alice,” said Codeblack Films President Jeff Clanagan. “Codeblack is thrilled to bring this important film to theaters nationwide delivering on our commitment to bring more quality films to the marketplace.”
In an interview with theGrio, Rashad expressed her astonishment in seeing the film finally in theaters.
“What a surprise,” she said. “What a pleasant and welcomed surprise.”
See more of Phylicia Rashad’s interview at TheGrio.com
A few months ago, we reported on Halle Berry’s new movie Frankie And Alice.
“The biopic, “Frankie and Alice,” revolves around the life of Frankie Murdoch, a Black ’70s go-go dancer who struggles to maintain her sanity after finding out she suffers from multiple-personality disorder. Interestingly, Frankie struggled with two distinct personalities — a 7-year-old version of herself and Alice, a Caucasian bigot southern belle who was constantly in conflict with Frankie’s actual race and culture. “
In 2011, Berry earned a Golden Globe for Frankie & Alice although the film was not featured in the United States. It originally was produced in 2008 and released for one week in Los Angeles for awards consideration, The Daily Beast reports. The reason why it is being released in the States now, is because of Codeblack Entertainment. Codeblack is known for producing and distributing movies that feature black performers.
“The answer could simply be a numbers game. One film financier contacted for this story, who ‘fought really hard to bring Frankie & Alice to market’ this week, speculates that whatever plan was in place back in 2011 may have simply fallen through. In the end, there may not have been enough money to sufficiently advertise for the film in support of its release. But the question remains, why would the money have been pulled? Especially with a Globe nomination to the film’s credit? The exec, who chose to remain nameless, goes on to say that it isn’t unreasonable to think that the race card may have come into play here.”
Some suspect if Halle Berry were white, there would have been immense funding. Others have speculated, due to the theme of mental illness, companies decided to steer clear. There’s also the issue of whether Berry’s box office record had anything to do with it. She’s had a few stinkers. These claims may be wrong, it is safe to say black people should work to create and support their own projects for themselves.
Check out the trailer of Frankie And Alice below.
Halle Berry has a new movie coming out this spring and it looks like it’s going to be a good one.
The biopic, “Frankie and Alice,” revolves around the life of Frankie Murdoch, a Black ’70s go-go dancer who struggles to maintain her sanity after finding out she suffers from multiple-personality disorder. Interestingly, Frankie struggled with two distinct personalities — a 7-year-old version of herself and Alice, a Caucasian bigot southern belle who was constantly in conflict with Frankie’s actual race and culture.
For the movie, Halle will transform herself in a way we’ve never seen her before, which many speculate could mean major critical acclaim. “Frankie and Alice” was actually made in 2008 and already released in Europe in 2010, and at the time many expected Halle to pick up an Oscar nomination, but no such luck. This time around, the movie will hit U.S. theaters April 4, 2014, and though the Academy may not be checking for it a second time around, audiences and American critics likely will. Check out the trailer in the video below and tell us what you think.
Will you go see “Frankie and Alice”?
Madame Noire sat down with this chocolatey, Canadian actor to discuss his career, his breakout role in “Red Riding Hood” his singleness, and what it was like kissing Halle Berry in “Frankie and Alice”. Check the video below.
Halle Berry has been all up in the news as of late, with custody battles, a new boyfriend and her recent Ebony interview, Berry is getting plenty of publicity.
In the March 2011 issue of Ebony, Berry told the magazine she had not abandoned black people and that she was still very connected to her community. She said the race of her daughter’s father and the race of her latest boyfriend doesn’t detract from either her or her daughter’s racial identity. Berry told Ebony, in a quote that’s since raised some eyebrows, that her daughter will eventually have to choose her identity for herself but she feels she’s black.
“I feel she’s black. I’m black and I’m her mother, and I believe in the one-drop theory.”
A writer over a Black Voices, wonders why Berry has to rationalize her decision to date outside of her race, when other prominent black actors and artists have never felt the need to do so. She concluded that Berry’s assertion of not having abandoned her community was a ploy to get the black community to support her latest film. You can read the entire article here.
How do you feel about the one- drop theory and do you think Berry is just trying to get black folk to see her movie?