February 18, 2024 @ 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Naples Cinematheque

Movie poster for gilda, showing rita hayworth in a tight-fitting sleeveless gown.Alan K. Rode will appear virtually for a 30-minute post-screening Q&A of GILDA (1946). Approx time: 2:45pm PST — Link to be announced.

The screening happens In Real Life at:

Marco Island Center for the Arts
1010 Winterberry Drive
Marco Island, Florida 34145


1946 – Running Time: 1:45

Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on mutual lack of scruples is strained when Mundson returns from a trip with a wife: the supremely desirable Gilda, whom Johnny once knew and learned to hate. The relationship of Johnny and Gilda, a battlefield of warring emotions, becomes even more bizarre after Mundson disappears…

Gilda is a 1946 American film noir directed by Charles Vidor and starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. The film is known for cinematographer Rudolph Maté‘s lush photography, costume designer Jean Louis‘s wardrobe for Hayworth (particularly for the dance numbers), and choreographer Jack Cole‘s staging of “Put the Blame on Mame” and “Amado Mio“, sung by Anita Ellis. Over the years Gilda has gained cult classic status In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”.

This feature film will be followed by 30-minute Q&A with Alan K. Rode (author, TCM contributor, and one of the founders of the Film Noir Foundation)

Alan K. Rode is a writer, historian, actor and producer. A cinematic Renaissance man, he has written acclaimed biographies of legendary director Michael Curtiz and tough guy actor Charles McGraw while creating essays and profiles for a variety of cinema based publications.

Alan is a charter director of the Film Noir Foundation and the producer-host of the annual Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs, California. He has programmed and hosted classic cinema events across the country while providing commentary tracks for DVD/blu-ray vintage film releases.

He frequently appears as an expert commentator in a variety of films, documentaries and special features including TCM’s Filmstruck streaming site and has progressed into producing documentary featurettes.

Source: https://www.marcoislandart.org/film-noir-series/