The film’s regular theatrical release is set for February 4, 2011, but will debut in New York and Los Angeles on December 17, 2010 in time to be nominated.
“Frankie & Alice,” for which Berry also served as a producer, is a moving psychological drama based on the harrowing true story of Frankie Murdoch (Berry), a woman suffering with multiple personality disorder in early 1970s Los Angeles.
Berry has shepherded this as a “passion project” and feels this is her best work since Oscar-winning role in “Monster Ball” — hence the awards push.
It has been reported that 10,000 DVDs will go out to the entire Academy, critics groups, SAG Nominating Committee and others in advance.
“Bringing this story to the big screen has been a challenging, yet very satisfying, filmmaking experience,” Berry says. “Her struggles with mental illness came at a time when the medical community and the public were still grappling with the veracity of multiple personality disorder, and I approached this role with feelings of humility, yet great responsibility.”
Share your thoughts with us here at TheBuzzCincy.com – the online home of 1230AM WDBZ The Buzz. Link up with Cincinnati’s community and inspiration station by checking us out on TheBuzzCincy.com. Let us know here or check out the conversations with 1230AM WDBZ‘s network of friends on on Facebook, or join our group page here – 1230AM WDBZ The Buzz Group Page.
Tell us what you enjoy most about our coverage and post your comments below right here at TheBuzzCincy.com – the online home of 1230AM WDBZ The Buzz, Cincinnati’s community and inspiration station.