Events & Appearances

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival – Oct 21-24, 2021 – Palm Springs @ Palm Springs Cultural Center
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm

The 2021 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival screening schedule is released!

Please join me, Alan K. Rode, and our special guests including NOIR ALLEY host Eddie Muller
for our 21st year of cinematic dark delights in the desert!

List of Films and Events

( for more detailed description, see Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival 2021 – Schedule )

Thursday October 21, 2021

7:30 PM: WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (1950) Disney-Fox, 95 min.

Friday October 22


1:00 PM: THE BIG SLEEP (1946) WB, 116 min.

4:00 PM: EL VAMPIRO NEGRO (The Black Vampire) (1953), 90 min., subtitled.

7:00 PM: QUAI DES ORVERES (Jenny Lamour) (1947) Janus Films, 106 min. subtitled.

Saturday October 23, 2021

10:00 AM: THE CRUEL TOWER (1956) Allied Artists/Paramount, 79 min.

11:30 AM: Book Signing with Eddie Muller (Dark City, revised & expanded edition), Steven Smith (Max Steiner the Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer) and Alan K. Rode (Michael Curtiz A Life in Film revised and expanded paperback edition).

1:00 PM: ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (1938) Warner Bros. 97 min.

4:00 PM: HIGH WALL (1947) MGM/Warner Bros., 99 min, 35mm.

7:00 PM: VIOLENT SATURDAY (1955) Disney-Fox, 90 min. Color, CinemaScope.

Sunday October 24, 2021

10:00 AM: Not on Streaming, DVD or Blu Ray. PLAYGIRL (1954) Universal, 85 min.

1:00 PM: THE LONG HAUL (1957), Sony-Columbia, 100 min.

4:00 PM: THE RECKLESS MOMENT (1949) Paramount, 82 min.

( for more detailed description, see Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival 2021 – Schedule )


CINEVENT 2021 – Columbus Ohio – Oct 28-31, 2021 @ Renaissance Columbus Downtown
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm

Alan K. Rode will be presenting, introducing special screenings, and signing copies of his books at this unique film fan festival. CINEVENT has a rich, 50+year history that celebrates early film and selected gems through the 1950’s.

Please see the full schedule for details:

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CINEVENT is a Columbus, Ohio gathering of fans of silent and early sound films, and of collectors of motion pictures and related items.

Started over 50 years ago by a few folks who had a shared interest in watching films on 8mm and 16mm, it has grown into a Memorial Day tradition for hundreds of attendees who gather together each year.

Movie screenings are available nearly continually every day of the convention from morning through evening (with a few hours off to sleep!).

Dealers fill over a hundred tables full of film, video, sound recordings, posters, stills, lobby cards, books, autographs…everything imaginable associated with film.