Lifetime movie to shoot scenes at Terminal Station

pramati@macon.comNovember 1, 2013 

A movie project for the Lifetime cable network will film Monday and Tuesday in Macon, city officials announced Friday.

The movie, “The Trip To Bountiful,” will be shot at Terminal Station those days, city spokesman Chris Floore said. Floore said no road closings are expected, though police may stop traffic briefly as the production crew moves its equipment.

Terminal Station was featured in the movie “42,” a biopic of baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson that included scenes shot in Macon last year. In addition, Lifetime aired a TV movie earlier this month called “Witches of East End,” starring Julia Ormond, which included scenes filmed at the Hay House in downtown Macon.

According to the website Playbill.com, “The Trip to Bountiful” mostly will be filmed in Atlanta. It stars Academy Award nominee Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams, who both starred in a Broadway version with the same name. Tyson won the best actress Tony for her role.

“The Trip to Bountiful” was written by Horton Foote and was made into a 1953 TV movie on NBC.

A 1985 theatrical version starred Geraldine Page, who won a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance.

According to Playbill.com, “The Trip to Bountiful” is about “a woman’s determination to go home one last time (which) restores hope and faith to her family.”

To contact writer Phillip Ramati, call 744-4334.

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