BETTER CALL SAUL

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BETTER CALL SAUL

Bob Odenkirk

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2:00 PM
Check-in begins at: 1:15 PM



Please join us for a screening of BETTER CALL SAUL (season 3, episode 7) followed by a Q&A with Bob Odenkirk.

Moderated by Dave Itzkoff, NY Times

Estimated event end time: 3:45PM

SYNOPSIS

Season three follows the twists and turns of Jimmy McGill's devolution toward Breaking Bad’s Saul Goodman - Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal lawyer. Sixyears before he meets Walter White, Jimmy is a more or less law-abiding, small-time attorney hustling to champion his underdog clients, build his practice, andsomehow make a name for himself.

The acclaimed second season ended with a pair of cliffhangers. Determined to prevent his brother from practicing law, Chuck staged an elaborate con, secretlyrecording Jimmy’s confession to a felony. When Mike set his sights onsociopathic cartel boss Hector Salamanca, an ominous intervention stoppedhim from pulling the trigger, raising questions as to what other dangerous players may be in the game.

As the new season begins, the repercussions of Chuck’s scheme test Jimmy and Kim’s fledgling law practices — and their romance -- as never before. Thisimminentexistential threatpresses Jimmy’s faltering moral compass to the limit. Meanwhile, Mikesearches for a mysteriousadversarywho seems to know almost everythingabout his business.

As the season progresses, new characters are introduced and backstories are further illuminated with meaningful nods to the Breaking Baduniverse.

PANELIST BIO - Bob Odenkirk 

Odenkirk is an Emmy®Award-winning comedy writer, producer, actor and New York Times bestselling author. For his work on Saturday Night Live, Odenkirk garnered an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program" in 1989. The "Motivational Speaker" sketch Odenkirk wrote for his friend Chris Farley, which originated at Second City in Chicago, was recently named by Rolling Stone magazine as the best SNLsketch of all time.In 1993, Odenkirk earned another Emmy Award for writing on The Ben Stiller Show.

In 2015, Bob Odenkirk reprised the character he originated on the hit dramaBreaking Bad,playing the title role in AMC's Better Call Saul, which has earned him two Critics' Choice TV Awards and nominations for an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award. The third season of the acclaimed drama premiered on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Odenkirk co-created and starred in Mr. Show with Bob and David,which ran on HBO for four years and has been called "the American Monty Python." As an actor he has brought many film and television characters to life, including "Stevie Grant" in The Larry Sanders Show ,ex-porn star"Gil Bang" in Curb Your Enthusiasm, "Ross Grant" in Alexander Payne's acclaimed feature Nebraska, and "Bill Oswalt" on the FX series Fargo.

Over the years Odenkirk has been instrumental in helping emerging comedy writer/performers get their work on the air. He was an executive producer of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's first Adult Swim series Tom Goes to the Mayor and was a consultant on their subsequent showsTim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Check it Out! with Dr. Steve Brule.In 2013, Odenkirk teamed up with the young comedy groupThe Birthday Boysto executive produce their sketch show on IFC, which ran for two seasons.

In 2016, Odenkirk was seen in the 4-part sketch show With Bob and David, which he starred in and executive produced with David Cross. He was most recently seen in Girlfriend’s Day for Netflix.

Odenkirk also co-wrote, along with David Cross and Brian Posehn, the New York Times bestseller Hollywood Said No! a collection of their unproduced screenplays. In October 2014, McSweeny’s published a book of Oenkirk's comedy writing titled, A Load of Hooey.


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