The story of Frankie and Alice‘s long road to theaters is nearly as hardscrabble as the life of its protagonist. Or is that protagonists, since Halle Berry plays an eager-to-please lap-dancer and her two other personalities?
Frankie and Alice was initially released in December 2010 for a week-long award-qualifying run. That netted Berry a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, but the film never opened wider.
That is, until now. Codeblack Films has rescued the move from distribution purgatory, set a proper release date (April 4), and cut a new trailer.
Based on a true story, this seventies-set melodrama gives Berry the chance to remind audiences that she can do impressive work in great roles — something in too short supply for black actresses. Phylicia Rashad co-stars as Frankie’s tough-loving mom who’s in denial that her daughter needs serious psychiatric help.
Watch the new Frankie and Alice trailer: