The movie takes place around 1900 and is about the relationship between Jim Caviezil's character and that of a former slave and is based on actual local characters.
Another movie is slated to begin filming in April, haven't heard what i is yet, and ABC Family just finished a movie made for tv called "Always and Forever".
Many local people are used as extras in these movies but I'm just too lazy to even go and watch them filming. LOL
This site savannahoffthebeatenpath.com (click on movies/books)
has a list of movies made in Savannah through 2010, but does not include the movie James McAvoy The Conspirator made last year or X-Men First Class that just finished filming in Brunswick. about 40 miles from here.