“Breaking Bad” Actor Giancarlo Esposito in CNY

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“Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” actor Giancarlo Esposito has also been in films like “Do The Right Thing” and “Mo’ Better Blues,” among others. He joins the Syracuse International Film Festival with his new film called “The Show.”

Giancarlo Esposito has directed and acted in the film, which is set in the world of Reality-TV. The film first debuted at the South-By-Southwest Festival and the response so far, has been very good, he said. It will be screened tonight at the Syracuse International Film Festival, at the Palace Theatre, at 6:30pm.

Giancarlo who spoke at the Festival’s “Film Talk” series a few years ago, talks about his film which is about a very disturbing reality show. Originally named, “This is Your Death,” the film revolves around the theme of characters who kill themselves on television for a half a million dollar prize.

This is the second film that Esposito has directed and starred in. He also dished on his role as “Gustavo Fring” or “Gus” on “Breaking Bad.” He feels that it was a triumph for him to play the role of the villain.

Esposito, who started his career on Broadway, said that this is the age of movie making, and that he is interested in doing more films like “The Show” that make people think and “have the power to see the world in a changing form that is positive.” 

There will be a Q-And-A session after the screening, and Esposito will be honored with the festival’s Sophia award. 

The Syracuse International Film Festival continues through Sunday at the Palace Theatre and at Syracuse University. You can find the complete schedule and get tickets at the festival’s website: http://FilmInSyracuse.com.

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