Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women,” which the Boston Society of Film Critics recently named best film of 2019, is a piece of local history. Not only is it more biographical than other interpretations of the text, it’s also more Massachusetts. Of the eight film adaptations of “Little Women” (there have also been plays, cartoons, musicals, and an opera), Gerwig’s is the first to base production around Concord.
“To shoot in Concord, in Massachusetts, in this area, in this environment, was really essential in how I wanted to build this movie,” Gerwig said earlier this month. “It’s significant. The place matters as much as anything. The same way it was meaningful to shoot ‘Dunkirk’ at Dunkirk, it was meaningful to shoot this movie here.”
The movie opens Christmas Day.
Here’s a look at some of the locations where the movie’s pivotal scenes were shot.
Column and comments are edited and reprinted from boston.com/loveletters. Send letters to email@example.com.