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Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Sun
3:00 pm EN LA PALMA de tu MANO (1951) 23... @ Downtown Independent Theater
EN LA PALMA de tu MANO (1951) 23... @ Downtown Independent Theater
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm
EN LA PALMA de tu MANO (1951) 23feb2020 3:00 PM at Downtown Independent Theater, Los Angeles @ Downtown Independent Theater
Alan will co-introduce the classic Mexican film noir that will be presented by the Latin America Cinemateca of Los Angeles. The Downtown Independent is a theater and cinema located in the Little Tokyo area of[...]
Mar
5
Thu
all-day NOIR CITY – Hollywood Egyptian T... @ Egyptian Theatre
NOIR CITY – Hollywood Egyptian T... @ Egyptian Theatre
Mar 5 – Mar 15 all-day
NOIR CITY - Hollywood Egyptian Theatre - 5-15 March 2020 @ Egyptian Theatre
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 America doesn’t have a monopoly on[...]
Mar
19
Thu
7:30 pm THE NIGHT OF HUNTER (1955) March... @ Alex Theatre
THE NIGHT OF HUNTER (1955) March... @ Alex Theatre
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm
THE NIGHT OF HUNTER (1955) March 19, 2020 - Alex Theater, Glendale, CA @ Alex Theatre
Alan K. Rode will present Charles Laughton’s dark classic starring Robert Mitchum at the historic Alex Theater.     Please purchase tickets here.
NOIR TALK – Alan K. Rode Interview

NOIR TALK – Alan K. Rode Interview

Episode 11: Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, with Alan K. Rode Film Noir Foundation charter director and treasurer Alan K. Rode joins us to discuss his new biography of Michael Curtiz, one of classic Hollywood's greatest directors. We start with Curtiz's early life and...

The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy

The Politics of Yankee Doodle Dandy

The notion for a biographical film about legendary show business powerhouse George M. Cohan had been kicking around Hollywood since the late 1930s. The father of American musical comedy claimed to be born on July 4, 1878 and began treading the boards at age eight in...

75th Anniversary of Casablanca

75th Anniversary of Casablanca

  It is a life-enriching event to watch Casablanca on the big screen. In commemoration of the film’s 75th anniversary, I urge everyone to take in the nationwide TCM/Fathom theatrical screening on November 12-15. For more info:...

NOIR TALK – Alan K. Rode Interview

NOIR TALK Podcast Episode 2 with Alan K. Rode

I had the privilege of being a guest on the FNF’s NOIR TALK podcast with host Haggai Elitzur. The discussion includes the recently concluded NOIR CITY, HOLLYWOOD festival and the upcoming ARTHUR LYONS FILM NOIR FESTIVAL in Palm Springs next month. Enjoy the chat!...

Top Ten Film Noirs

Top Ten Film Noirs

Ten of My Favorite Film Noirs Ten isn’t nearly enough, but there you have it. Here are some of my faves that are seminal genre entries, a classic that can’t be denied or, I just plain dug the hell out of the picture. The order of these films is not hierarchical.  Like...

Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Sun
3:00 pm EN LA PALMA de tu MANO (1951) 23... @ Downtown Independent Theater
EN LA PALMA de tu MANO (1951) 23... @ Downtown Independent Theater
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm
EN LA PALMA de tu MANO (1951) 23feb2020 3:00 PM at Downtown Independent Theater, Los Angeles @ Downtown Independent Theater
Alan will co-introduce the classic Mexican film noir that will be presented by the Latin America Cinemateca of Los Angeles. The Downtown Independent is a theater and cinema located in the Little Tokyo area of[...]
Mar
5
Thu
all-day NOIR CITY – Hollywood Egyptian T... @ Egyptian Theatre
NOIR CITY – Hollywood Egyptian T... @ Egyptian Theatre
Mar 5 – Mar 15 all-day
NOIR CITY - Hollywood Egyptian Theatre - 5-15 March 2020 @ Egyptian Theatre
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 America doesn’t have a monopoly on[...]
Mar
19
Thu
7:30 pm THE NIGHT OF HUNTER (1955) March... @ Alex Theatre
THE NIGHT OF HUNTER (1955) March... @ Alex Theatre
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm
THE NIGHT OF HUNTER (1955) March 19, 2020 - Alex Theater, Glendale, CA @ Alex Theatre
Alan K. Rode will present Charles Laughton’s dark classic starring Robert Mitchum at the historic Alex Theater.     Please purchase tickets here.

Books

book cover photo of director Michael Curtiz book cover art photo of Charles McGraw