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U-turn: Main Street will NOT close for movie shoot



    A portion of Main Street will be closed on Saturday.

     After two years scouting locations in Pickens and Gilmer counties, Atlanta-based production company Through the Glass Darkly, LLC will begin filming February 2 and continue through March. 

Pickens residents can expect to see crews in downtown Jasper this weekend, including at one Main Street building, and in the coming weeks at other locations around the county. While it was initially reported that a portion of Main Street would be closed on Saturday and periodically on Sunday, that is no longer the case. Main Street will REMAIN OPEN during the weekend.  

     “We’re so grateful to be filming up here,” said Susan Graham, writer and producer of the film, also titled Through the Glass Darkly. “It’s such a beautiful area.” 

The company selected Pickens County as a location because the director, Lauren Fash, visited when she was younger and thought the setting worked for the film.  

     “She lived in Atlanta but would come up and stay the summers in Bent Tree,” Graham said. “When we were creating the ideas for the story she remembered the wonderful times she had here and felt like it was a good fit.”

      In Pickens, the production team hopes to use the old Weeks Jewelry Store on Main Street in Jasper, a private home, as well as the library, the Tate House, and other locations. The Tate House would be used for a wealthy, whiskey-distilling family.

      “When you try to establish a family’s status, we say show me don’t tell me,” Graham said. “With the Tate House, it does that instantly.” 

In Ellijay, the team hopes to film at the American Legion, Whiskey River, a medical facility and other areas. 

      The production team would like to use locals as extras in the film. If you are interested, please contact them ahead of time. They ask that the public interested in being an extra not show up on set unannounced. They are also looking for 1990s-era vehicles to use in exterior shots. If you would like to be an extra or have a vehicle that fits the description email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a photo of yourself or your vehicle, as well as any date conflicts.

     Through the Glass Darkly follows the story of a woman recently diagnosed with Alzheimers who sets out to prove her innocence in the kidnapping of a young girl, but instead uncovers several clues that link her to the crime.