Crawfordville gets another big break

By: Shalah Sasse Email
By: Shalah Sasse Email

News 12 @ 6:00, January 3, 2008

CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.-- It's another big break for the town of Crawfordville.

"I can't walk down the street or around the corner without having wonderful memories of this place," Robert Kendrick said.

Robert Kendrick is the president of the Taliaferro County Historical Society. He describes his small town as quiet and peaceful. Some of the buildings downtown have not changed since 1910. Kendrick says the town can fit into the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s and that's why it's attracted so many movies. Movies like Paris Trout, Passion for Justice, and Sweet Home Alabama.

"And a lot of towns that grew, grew out of there, and we didn't. And so we actually have a movie set here waiting to be activated," Kendrick said.

The new movie is called "Get Low". It takes place in the 1930s. Kendrick says it's about a man who had a disappointed love life and withdrew from society, and as the man gets older he worries about the town giving him a proper burial. We went on a tour of the town, and Kendrick says the church cemetery could be part of the new movie.

"We can more or less stop everything here and turn it over to them to film the movie. We can divert traffic and not cause any hardship on a lot of people," Kendrick said.

In 2001, Kendrick was an extra in Sweet Home Alabama. And in 2007, he was in Pushin' Up Daisies. Kendrick says he's proud of his town and is looking forward to the next production.

"It's mind boggling that this little town could have 13 movies. it's mind boggling but it's fun," Kendrick said.

Kendrick says Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek will star in the movie. He says filming is scheduled for late January and into February.


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