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Photos: CBGB And The Old Bowery Live On... In Savannah, Georgia

CBGB is recreated on Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia.
CBGB is recreated on Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia.
Dylan Wilson

Today is the beginning of the CBGB Festival, a series of shows, panel discussions, and movie screenings that will stretch on into the weekend. The festival just so happens to coincide with the filming of a movie about the storied Bowery rock haven starring Alan Rickman as CBGB impresario Hilly Kristal; the East Village of yore is being recreated not in New York (not even in a Long Island City soundstage!), but in Savannah, Georgia. We had photographer Dylan Wilson take some shots of the set to see if the spirit of the once-grungy strip can be recreated in The Peach State.

Classic cars line Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia during the filming of CBGB. Paula Deen's restaurant, The Lady and Sons, is in the background.
Classic cars line Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia during the filming of CBGB. Paula Deen's restaurant, The Lady and Sons, is in the background.
Dylan Wilson

 

CBGB is recreated on Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia.
CBGB is recreated on Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia.
Dylan Wilson

 

Actors shoot a scene for CBGB in Savannah, Georgia.
Actors shoot a scene for CBGB in Savannah, Georgia.
Dylan WIlson

 

Classic cars and a Hilly's Piano Movers truck line up on Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia during the filming of CBGB.
Classic cars and a Hilly's Piano Movers truck line up on Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia during the filming of CBGB.
Dylan Wilson

 

The Bowery is recreated on Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia for the film CBGB.
The Bowery is recreated on Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia for the film CBGB.
Dylan Wilson

 

Alan Rickman, center, as CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, and Ashley Greene, left, shoot a scene for the film CBGB on Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia.
Alan Rickman, center, as CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, and Ashley Greene, left, shoot a scene for the film CBGB on Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia.
Dylan Wilson

 

Alan Rickman, center, as CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, and Ashley Greene, left, shoot a scene for the film CBGB on Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia.
Alan Rickman, center, as CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, and Ashley Greene, left, shoot a scene for the film CBGB on Congress Street in Savannah, Georgia.
Dylan Wilson

 

CBGB films in Savannah, Georgia.
CBGB films in Savannah, Georgia.
Dylan Wilson

 

A checker cab sits on the street in front of CBGB for filming in Savannah, Georgia.
A checker cab sits on the street in front of CBGB for filming in Savannah, Georgia.
Dylan Wilson

 

Tires and other debris used to recreate the 1970s Bowery sit in front of the Paula Deen Store in Savannah, Georgia.
Tires and other debris used to recreate the 1970s Bowery sit in front of the Paula Deen Store in Savannah, Georgia.
Dylan Wilson

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