Events & Appearances

Oct
12
Fri
NOIR CITY D.C. – Oct 12-14 2018, Silver Spring MD @ AFI Silver Theatre
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day
NOIR CITY D.C. - Oct 12-14 2018, Silver Spring MD @ AFI Silver Theatre

Film Noir at its Best

As part of Noir City D.C., Alan K. Rode will introduce films shown at the fabulous AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland on October 12th – 14th, 2018, including these:

Double Feature: THE BLUE DAHLIA + NIGHT EDITOR
Friday, October 12, 2018
Double Feature 03:30 PM

Double Feature: SHADOW OF A DOUBT+ADDRESS UNKNOWN
Friday, October 12, 2018
Double Feature 07:30 PM


Double Feature: THIS GUN FOR HIRE+QUIET PLEASE, MURDER
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Double Feature 01:00 PM

Double Feature: THE UNDERWORLD STORY+SOUTHSIDE 1-1000
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Double Feature 04:45 PM

Double Feature: THE BLUE DAHLIA + NIGHT EDITOR
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Double Feature 08:30 PM


Double Feature: THE UNDERWORLD STORY+SOUTHSIDE 1-1000
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Double Feature 04:45 PM

Double Feature: THE ACCUSED + THE THREAT
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Double Feature 08:30 PM

Please see the AFI website for more information.

Year in and year out, Eddie Muller and the Film Noir Foundation team deliver an impeccably curated selection of film noir, combining canonical classics with wonderful rarities ripe for rediscovery. Following the flagship edition of the festival, held earlier this year at San Francisco’s famed Castro Theatre, all of the selections in this year’s edition of Noir City DC are double features, inspired by the mid-century Hollywood tradition of pairing top-tier studio “A” pictures with shorter, lower-budget second features, or “B” films, during their release. Select screenings will be introduced by TCM hosts Alan K. Rode and Eddie Muller.

About AFI
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring MD 20910

Apr
11
Thu
TCM Classic Film Festival – April 11-14, 2019 @ The Egyptian Theatre
Apr 11 – Apr 14 all-day

 

Get your tickets here.

banner announcing TCM Classic Film Festifal 2019

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Held over four days in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of classic movies with each other, make new friends and see films as they are seldom seen today.

SAMSON and DELILAH

(1949, directed by Cecile B. DeMille)

Alan K. Rode will be joined by Victoria Mature to introduce a nitrate print of DeMille’s epic SAMSON and DELILAH (1949). At the Egyptian Theater on April 13, 9:30 pm.

Apr
13
Sat
Samson and Delilah – Special Screening – Egyptian – April 13, 2019 @ The Egyptian Theatre
Apr 13 @ 9:30 pm – 11:15 pm

SAMSON and DELILAH

(1949, directed by Cecile B. DeMille)

Alan K. Rode will be joined by Victoria Mature to introduce a nitrate print of DeMille’s epic SAMSON and DELILAH (1949). At the Egyptian Theater on April 13, 9:30 pm.

photo of Victoria Mature on stage with Alan K. Rode May 13, 2018

Get your tickets here.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Held over four days in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of classic movies with each other, make new friends and see films as they are seldom seen today.

Mar
5
Thu
NOIR CITY – Hollywood Egyptian Theatre – 5-15 March 2020 @ Egyptian Theatre
Mar 5 – Mar 15 all-day

Alan K. Rode will co-host the 22nd year of film noir in Hollywood


The Film Noir Foundation Presents
NOIR CITY: INTERNATIONAL II

The 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Noir Festival

poster for Noir City International Film FestivalAmerica doesn’t have a monopoly on swaggering gangsters, larcenous lovers, surly ex-cons, corrupt cops, and scheming femmes fatales. Six years after the first NOIR CITY: INTERNATIONAL—the Film Noir Foundation is at it again: presenting an array of classic films from around the globe, a wide-ranging, thematically cohesive immersion in a sordid world of sinister and sexy affairs—including the world premieres of two new restorations by the Film Noir Foundation! Yes, “It’s a Bitter Little World”— but for ten days and nights at the majestic Egyptian Theatre, nighttime photo of The Egyptian Theatre neon marqueeNOIR CITY is cinema paradiso! The festival is programmed and co-hosted by Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode.

For veteran cinephiles, it’s a chance to again experience cherished cinematic masterpieces in a bona fide movie palace. For those just starting their cinematic journey, NOIR CITY is the perfect introduction to a wide world of international filmmakers and stars, on the big screen, larger than life. The 10-day excursion travels through hot-blooded nightclubs of the Mexican cabareteras, neon-streaked alleys of Japanese yakuza thrillers, the stylish Parisian underworld, Italian palazzos hiding crimes of every social strata, a Kafkaesque Prague as envisioned by the Czech New Wave — even a rare serial killer film set in Nazi Germany made by Hollywood’s finest director of film noir, Robert Siodmak. Tour guides include some of the world’s most revered filmmakers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Andzrej Wajda, Julien Duvivier, Jean-Pierre Melville, Roberto Gavaldón, Jirí Weiss, and Masahiro Shinoda.

Source and more information, tickets: https://www.noircity.com/


Egyptian Theatre info: https://americancinemathequecalendar.com/egyptian_theatre_events

 

Jul
9
Sun
Behind the Blacklist Double Feature: Odds Against Tomorrow and Force of Evil – Skirball Cultural Center July 9, 2023 @ Skirball Cultural Center
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Two black and white movie stills: male stars of odds against tomorrow force of evil.

About the Program

Check out two classic films by Blacklisted screenwriter and director Abraham Polonsky! Born in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants, Polonsky was a committed Marxist, union supporter, and proud member of the Communist Party. Like many Blacklisted screenwriters, Polonsky continued to write under pseudonyms and fronts. While it is now known Polonsky wrote Odds Against Tomorrow, many of his scripts remain uncredited to this day.

In between films, hear film historian Alan Rode speak with Hank Polonsky about Abraham Polonsky’s experience with the Hollywood Red Scare and its impact on their family.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

11:00 am— Odds Against Tomorrow
This multi-layered film stars Hollywood legends Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, and Ed Begley as three desperate men who band together for a dangerous heist. Beyond its gripping plot, Odds Against Tomorrow issues a strong statement about the endemic racism at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Directed by Robert Wise. (1959, 96 min. No MPAA rating.)

12:45 pm—Conversation and Q&A with Hank Polonsky
Moderated by film historian, author, and cinema host Alan Rode.

2:00 pm— Force of Evil
Force of Evil stars John Garfield as a lawyer embroiled in a scheme to control “the numbers racket” in New York City, leading to a series of events that test his morality and loyalty. Polonsky’s directorial debut is a poetic urban saga underscoring how unbridled capitalistic greed creates personal debasement and tragedy. (1948, 78 min. No MPAA rating.)


More info and tickets:  Skirball Cultural Center

Aug
4
Fri
NOIR CITY, Hollywood – Aero Theatre Santa Monica – August 4 – 13, 2023 @ Aero Theatre
Aug 4 – Aug 13 all-day

American Cinematheque and Film Noir Foundation Present

Noir City, Hollywood — at Aero Theatre, Santa Monica, August 4-13, 2023

 

A joint production of the American Cinematheque and the Film Noir Foundation, NOIR CITY Hollywood celebrates its 24th anniversary with 24 movies -—including 15 35mm prints -— during August 4-13 2023 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.

Programmed and hosted by the Film Noir Foundation’s Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode. The 2023 edition of NOIR CITY celebrates the apex year of classic film noir with all of the scheduled films originally released in 1948.

Don’t miss this 75th anniversary of classic film noir on the big screen!

 

Source for more information, tickets: American Cinematheque

Read More about KEY LARGO / SORRY, WRONG NUMBER


FRI AUG 4, 2023

7:30 PM

KEY LARGO / SORRY, WRONG NUMBER

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Opening Night!

NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

 

Read More about HOLLOW TRIUMPH


SAT AUG 5, 2023

3:00 PM

HOLLOW TRIUMPH

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’

 

Read More about A DOUBLE LIFE / THE VELVET TOUCH


SAT AUG 5, 2023

7:30 PM

A DOUBLE LIFE / THE VELVET TOUCH

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller

 

 

Read More about THE HUNTED


SUN AUG 6, 2023

3:00 PM

THE HUNTED

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

 

Read More about CALL NORTHSIDE 777 / LARCENY


SUN AUG 6, 2023

7:30 PM

CALL NORTHSIDE 777 / LARCENY

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

 

Read More about I WALK ALONE / T-MEN


MON AUG 7, 2023

7:30 PM

I WALK ALONE / T-MEN

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Alan K. Rode

Rare 35mm print of T-MEN courtesy of the BFI

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’

 

Read More about CRY OF THE CITY / THE NAKED CITY


TUE AUG 8, 2023

7:30 PM

CRY OF THE CITY / THE NAKED CITY

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Alan K. Rode, Victoria Mature, daughter of Victor Mature and actor Tommy Cook

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’

 

Read More about BLOOD ON THE MOON / PURSUED


WED AUG 9, 2023

7:30 PM

BLOOD ON THE MOON / PURSUED

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Alan K. Rode

 

 

Read More about TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH / WHIPLASH


THU AUG 10, 2023

7:30 PM

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH / WHIPLASH

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Alan K. Rode

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

 

Read More about RAW DEAL / HE WALKED BY NIGHT


FRI AUG 11, 2023

7:30 PM

RAW DEAL / HE WALKED BY NIGHT

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

Rare 35mm print of RAW DEAL courtesy of the BFI

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

 

Read More about THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI / MOONRISE


SAT AUG 12, 2023

7:30 PM

THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI / MOONRISE

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’

 

Read More about BODYGUARD


SUN AUG 13, 2023

3:00 PM

BODYGUARD

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’

 

Read More about NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES / THE BIG CLOCK


SUN AUG 13, 2023

7:30 PM

NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES / THE BIG CLOCK

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Closing Night! Introduction by Eddie Muller 

‘NOIR CITY: Hollywood 2023’ 

 


Aero Theatre info: https://www.americancinematheque.com/about/theatres/aero-theatre/, and read about the Aero Theatre’s storied history here.

 

Feb
18
Sun
Gilda (1946) Virtual Q&A with Alan K. Rode – Feb 18, 2024 2:45PM PST @ Naples Cinematheque
Feb 18 @ 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Gilda

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/