Hollywood comes to campus

Scenes for an independent feature film are being shot on campus this weekend, Oct. 6-8. The film is entitled "Tuscaloosa," and based on the 1984 novel of the same name by W. Glasgow Phillips, set in 1970s Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Oct. 6, 2017
1970s Cadillac, license plates from Alabama.

Scenes for an independent feature film are being shot on campus this weekend, Oct. 6-8. The film is entitled "Tuscaloosa," and based on the 1984 novel of the same name by W. Glasgow Phillips, set in 1970s Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

A primary location is Laird Hall, which serves as one of the movie's main settings, a psychiatric institution reminiscent of the era. The production will feature the exterior of the building as well as the sweeping lawn leading to the Bald Spot. Scenes will also be filmed in the Music Hall, Wade House, Farm House -- and in downtown Northfield along Division Street.

Some of our Cinema & Media Studies seniors are participating in the production, providing them with hands-on experience working on a feature film with veteran crew (and cast) from Los Angeles, Canada, and the Twin Cities.

With a goal of keeping disruption to regular campus activity to a minimum, the College thanks those impacted by this production for their patience and support of this opportunity for our students (as well as the chance to showcase the campus and Northfield community). For more information or answers to any questions, contact Jessica Paxton (jpaxton) in College Communications.