Alan K. Rode is a noted film historian and cinema host. He produces cinema events while providing expert commentaries for vintage film blu-ray & DVD releases and the FilmStruck streaming site. Alan has interviewed scores of classic Hollywood celebrities, with many of these discussions available for viewing on his web site www.alanrode.com. He recently produced several acclaimed commentaries and featurette documentaries for the recent Blu-ray releases of T-Men (1947), He Walked by Night (1948) and Raw Deal (1986).
Alan is a charter director and treasurer of the Film Noir Foundation, www.filmnoirfoundation.org, a 501-c non-profit organization dedicated to resurrecting lost films from the classic noir era. He has been the producer/host of the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs, California for 11 years, and co-programs and co-presents the Noir City film festivals in Los Angeles and Chicago with TCM Noir Alley host Eddie Muller.
He has presented numerous film events for the American Cinematheque, the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Alex Film Society, the UCLA Film and Television Archive among other organizations.
Alan wrote Charles McGraw: Film Noir Tough Guy while composing a variety of essays and profiles for film-based publications. His latest biography Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, published by the University Press of Kentucky, has been praised by Leonard Maltin, Scott Eyman and other experts as the definitive biography of the famed director of Casablanca (1942), Mildred Pierce (1945), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and other classic films.
Alan recently curated a landmark Michael Curtiz retrospective with the UCLA Film and Television Archive. During the month of April, he will be co-hosting a Curtiz Spotlight series on TCM with Ben Mankiewicz.