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.”

Rashad also talked about how Frankie & Alice tackles the issue of mental health, something that she believes is at the root of the violent tragedies which have recently occurred in the United States.

“Mental health should be the number 1 concern in this nation, Rashad said. “All these things that we see that go wrong, these random acts of violence…mental health issues are at the root of it.”

Click below to watch Phylicia Rashad respond to critics of  ‘The Cosby Show‘ 

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