The movie CBGB will premiere next week at the CBGB Festival in New York. It’s set for theatrical release on October 11.
I’ll have a review of the film here soon, and the impending release has prompted me to go back and take a look at some of the photos I took here in Savannah during summer of 2012 while CBGB was being filmed.
I obviously didn’t have access to the set at Meddin Studios, nor to any of the interiors where the film was shot.
But there were quite a number of shooting days on West Congress Street and nearby areas when the goings-on were largely visible to the public.
I don’t have the kind of zoom really needed to be shooting actors a block away, but I had fun hanging out.
Versions of some of these photos were already published, but I’ve re-edited in ways that might make some of the images a little sharper (or not). And now I have a better sense of the mania of all you Rupert Grint fans, so I’ve included more of these images.
So here’s mostly just one scene, with Rupert Grint, Justin Bartha, and Bronson Adams as The Dead Boys Cheetah Chrome, Stiv Bators, and Johnny Blitz.
The scene involves the three band members storming out of CBGB and into traffic, with Hilly Kristal — played by the great Alan Rickman — and Merv Ferguson — played by Donal Logue — coming out behind them.
I’m also including one stray photo of a scene that was shot immediately afterward with Cheetah Chrome (Rupert Grint) giving some money (or something) to a bum on the street. Presumably the bum is Idaho, played by Freddy Rodriguez, but I’m not 100 percent certain of that.
I’ll post some more photos take at other times over the next few days.