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Documentary

INMATE #1: THE RISE OF DANNY TREJO

Year 2019
Runtime 108 mins
Language English
World Premiere
Sep 21
8:30 PM Globe Cinema - Down
Sep 23
9:00 PM Globe Cinema - Down
SPY KIDS, HEAT and MACHETE made Danny Trejo a movie star, but years behind bars and overcoming addictions truly shaped his remarkable life.

Of the many paths to becoming a Hollywood star, starting in prison likely isn’t one of them. However, if it weren’t for Danny Trejo’s experience as a convict where he fought to survive and beat his addictions, his life may have taken a very different direction. His big screen roles often portray him as a tough as nails, no-nonsense badass, but it becomes immediately clear that offscreen, he is a humble, caring and thoughtful parent with a deep love of family who has never forgotten his roots. Starring alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars like George Clooney, Robert DeNiro, and Nicolas Cage, well into his 70’s he shows no signs of slowing down. Much more than a celebrity profile, this biography gets to the heart of a wise storyteller who knows what it is like to be beaten and stand up again. Despite his star status, he continues to visit inmates and share his story, one that deeply resonates with people from all walks of life.

Director Brett Harvey and Producer Adam Scorgie are in attendance for the Sep. 21 screening; Q&A to follow.

Countries

Canada
Festivals
Raindance Film Festival
Director
Brett Harvey
Executive Producer
Iliana Nikolic
Producer
Rocky Mudaliar, Adam Scorgie
Screenwriter
Scott Dodds
Cinematographer
Brett Harvey
Editor
Brett Harvey