Carmen Basilio

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The film about a 1950’s world boxing champion from Canastota will be shot in Syracuse this summer.  “Basilio” will capture the life of Carmen Basilio who is also nicknamed the "Upstate Onion Farmer" and will be shot from August to September.  Syracuse University Professor of Film and the film’s Director Owen Shapiro says local talent will be heavily involved behind the scenes.