Filming of the town scenes for Ben Affleck’s newest movie project, “Live by Night”, began Monday, November 2 and is scheduled to conclude today, Wednesday, November 4, 2015 in historic downtown Brunswick, Georgia. Over the last few weeks, the town was transformed into 1930’s Ybor City, Florida for the film. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, the story is set in the Prohibition Era and centers around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime. So sit back, relax and enjoy a look at “Our Town” as it plays host to the 1930’s in this pictorial essay.
The sets will remain in place for a few days following conclusion of filming, then will be returned to their former state. It was astounding for all who live and work here to watch the transformation from a quiet but well loved town into a bustling, vibrant 1930’s shopping district. Complete with signage in Spanish and period merchandise in shops, cops with billy clubs walked the dirt streets. Men in straw boaters and linen trousers, bow ties and braces; women in pastel dresses, cotton hosiery and hats. Some with parasols and gloves. Classic cars and old trucks. Horses, wagons, buckboards. Revived from the past by artists and producers, it is all here. Today.