With nearly 400 film and television credits since 1985, Danny Trejo is one of the most prolific and recognizable actors around. But his remarkable ascent to beloved Hollywood hero notorious for tough guy roles in HEAT, BREAKING BAD, and the MACHETE series was as hard-earned as it was unexpected. In this moving, funny, and revealing portrait, Trejo candidly traces his own sensational out-of-the-ashes journey from troubled kid growing up in Pacoima, CA, to teenage drug addict and San Quentin prison inmate, to ubiquitous film star, restauranteur, philanthropist, and role model. With help from his most ardent champions, including his children, friends, and famous colleagues (Robert Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, and Michelle Rodriguez), Brett Harvey’s affecting profile is as raw and intimate as it is a buoyant celebration of an exceptional life, telling a story of unlikely survival, rare humility, and a profound transformation that led to a real-life Hollywood ending.
Director Brett Harvey and producer Jhod Cardinal in attendance for Q&A!
Winner, Audience Award Best Documentary Feature at the Calgary international Film Festival, 2019
Thursday, November 21
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
INMATE #1: THE RISE OF DANNY TREJO (Brett Harvey, 2019 / 107 mins) 71 years in the making, “Inmate #1: The Rise Of Danny Trejo” is the feature documentary experience revealing the extraordinary life journey of Hollywood’s most unlikely hero, Danny Trejo.