Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo



Rafael 1 Sun, Oct 6, 2019 2:30 PM
Rafael 2 Sun, Oct 6, 2019 2:30 PM
Rafael 3 Sun, Oct 6, 2019 2:30 PM
Sequoia 2 Sat, Oct 12, 2019 8:15 PM
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
¡Viva el Cine!
Big Night
Running Time:107 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Brett Harvey
Producer:Adam Scorgie
Rocky Mudaliar
Iliana Nikolic
Screenwriter:Scott Dodds
Brett Harvey
Cinematographer:Brett Harvey
Editor:Stephen Green
Cast:Danny Trejo
Michelle Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez
Donal Logue
Cheech Marin
Print Source:Upstream Flix Inc.
Note Writer:Jesse Knight


En este retrato conmovedor, divertido y revelador, el improbable héroe de Hollywood Danny Trejo traza con sinceridad su propio sensacional viaje desde un prisionero de prisión para niños y adolescentes con problemas, hasta una estrella ubicua con una de las caras más reconocibles del mundo y casi 400 créditos de cine y televisión, incluidos Heat, Breaking Bad y Machete.

SPECIAL PREMIERE: With nearly 400—and counting!—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, restaurateur, philanthropist, and role model. With testimonials from his most ardent champions, including his children, friends, and famous colleagues (including 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.

 EXPECTED GUESTS: Subject Danny Trejo, Director Brett Harvey, Producer Adam Scorgie

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Sunday, October 6, 2:30pm | Smith Rafael Film Center
Program & Reception: $30 member | $35 general
Program: $20 member | $25 general
Simulcast houses: $14 member | $16.50 general
Post-screening Reception | San Rafael Elks Lodge Maple Lawn Terrace | 1312 Mission Avenue, San Rafael

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A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Brett Harvey is a writer and director of documentaries who made his feature debut with The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007), The Culture High (2014), and Ice Guardians (2016).