Book + Film Club September: Danny Trejo

I owe a debt. A debt to society.

Brett Harvey


Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Sep 25

Sidewalk’s Book + Film Club unites movie and book lovers for a monthly film screening and discussion about famous films and the people who make them. At the end of the month, we host a screening of a film related to the book and host a round-table discussion. Each session is $35 and the includes book, film screening, and discussion. Buy 3 or more months at once and get 10% off your registration by using code ‘3ormore' at checkout!

Registration Deadline to have books mailed: Friday, September 6th. Books will be mailed within 72 hours of this date.

Registration Deadline to have books picked up: Monday, September 16th. Books can be picked up from our Box Office during our regular operating hours Thursday – Sunday from 2pm til Close. You will receive an email when your book is ready to be picked up.

Book: Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood by Danny Trejo, Donal Logue 

An honest, unflinching, and “inspirational study in the definition of character” (Kevin Smith, director and actor), Trejo reveals how he managed the horrors of prison, rebuilt himself after finding sobriety and spirituality in solitary confinement, and draws inspiration from the adrenaline-fueled robbing heists of his past for the film roles that made him a household name. He also shares the painful contradictions in his personal life. Although he speaks everywhere from prison yards to NPR about his past to inspire countless others on their own road to recovery and redemption, he struggles to help his children with their personal battles with addiction, and to build relationships that last.

Film: Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019) Dir. Brett Harvey

“The film features Danny’s family and friends from his youth. Of course, you have to have celebrities such as director Robert Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, Donal Logue, and Cheech Marin. Then there’s Danny himself—a literal open book. He gives us emotional interviews, and we follow him around Pacoima doing good deeds here and there. Let’s also add how he gives back by speaking at random recovery groups and prisons. Danny Trejo is an amazing man with an amazing story and the reason why film fans love documentaries. Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo is the very definition of inspirational.” – Film Threat



Brett Harvey


Rocky Mudaliar


Andrew Holmes


Brett Harvey, Scott Dodds


Danny Trejo, Robert Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, Donal Logue, Cheech Marin, Gilbert Trejo


Brett Harvey