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Halle Berry on Black Actress Challenges She Had to Overcome in Behind-the-Scenes 'Frankie & Alice' Clip (On Home Video Today)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 12, 2014 at 12:45PM

Lionsgate/Codeblack are releasing the film on home video today!
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Frankie and Alice

Released theatrical earlier this year by Codeblack Films/Lionsgate after a 2013 pickup, Halle Berry's "Sybil"-like tale, "Frankie & Alice," enjoyed a brief run, grossing a relatively healthy $695,000, considering the fact that the film had been in release-Limbo for a good 3 years, the length of time it was in theaters (4 weeks), and its widest theater count (171).

Thus, assuming many of you weren't able to see it while it was in theaters, you'll be pleased to know that the home entertainment release of Frankie & Alice, a film that earned star Halle Berry a Golden Globe nomination in 2011, is today, August 12, and Shadow & Act has an exclusively behind-the-scenes look at the film, via a clip that is included in the film's extras.

The film, which hails from the executive producers of "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," and also features Stellan Skarsgård, Phylicia Rashad and Chandra Wilson, is out today, August 12, on DVD, Digital HD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Codeblack Films. 

The film's official synopsis reads;

The remarkable true story of an African American go-go dancer named "Frankie" who has dissociative identity disorder (DID). She struggles to retain her true self while fighting against two very unique alter egos: a seven-year-old named "Genius" and a Southern white racist woman named "Alice." In order to stop the multiple voices in her head, Frankie (Halle Berry) works with a psychotherapist (Stellan Skarsgård) to uncover and overcome the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her, and the truth that is locked inside her mind.

DVD special features include a featurette titled “The Making of Frankie & Alice with Halle Berry,” which should be self-explanatory.

Watch the home entertainment release trailer and check out the DVD cover art below; But first, watch the clip of Halle Berry discussing the challenges she faced as a Black actress in relation to her performance in the film. 

Here's the trailer:

And here's the DVD cover art:


This article is related to: Halle Berry, DVD and VOD, DVD / Blu-Ray, New On DVD


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