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Posted on Mon, May 17, 2010 : 1:59 p.m.

Catching up with local "Salvation Boulevard" filming

By Jenn McKee

University of Michigan television lighting and staging technician Steven Pratt provided these photos, taken midday Monday, of the local filming happening for the feature film "Salvation Boulevard."

These three photos were taken at West William and Third streets around midday on Monday.

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"Salvation Boulevard," filming on Monday at W. William and Third.

Photo by Steven Pratt


Film equipment for "Salvation Boulevard" on William on Monday.

Photo by Steven Pratt


"Salvation Boulevard" crew workers prepare to film a scene on William on Monday.

Photo by Steven Pratt

The last photo, meanwhile, shows how U-M's Argus Building, at W. William and Fourth, has been temporarily transformed into a walk-in clinic for "Boulevard."

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U-M's Argus Building has temporarily been transformed into a medical clinic for "Salvation Boulevard."

Photo by Steven Pratt

"Salvation" stars Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Greg Kinnear, Jim Gaffigan, Ed Harris and Marisa Tomei; Brosnan and Gaffigan have been seen in Ann Arbor in recent days. The movie tells the story of a former Deadhead-turned-born-again-Christian who finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church. Its Internet Movie DataBase entry describes it as a comedy/thriller, and the director is George Ratliff of "Joshua" and "Hell House."

Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.



Wed, May 19, 2010 : 10:22 a.m.

I like the fact that movies are being filmed in Ann Arbor, but I can't say I've been too enthused about actually seeing any of them so far.


Tue, May 18, 2010 : 11:47 a.m.

I wish there was a central resource, where I could hear about filming happening before it started.

rob breckenfeld

Mon, May 17, 2010 : 8:36 p.m.

The film crew was also in Island Lake Rec area, E. of Brighton for a week or two where a "ghost town" set had been created [old church, trailer, outbuildings].


Mon, May 17, 2010 : 3:18 p.m.

A really great site, that always has information about films being made is the website, they have filming locations, set pics and videos. very cool site for those that are into films being made like salvation boulevard