The screening will be introduced by the documentary’s producers, Alan K. Rode and Steven C. Smith. After the documentary, Alan and Steven will share stories from the golden age of film noir; and discuss their most memorable encounters with such stars as Kirk Douglas, Richard Widmark, and Ernest Borgnine. They will also answer your questions in what is guaranteed to be a lively Q&A.
Alan K. Rode is a biographer and film scholar. He produces and hosts cinema events and has appeared in, produced and written numerous documentaries about classic Hollywood. Alan is the executive producer and host of the annual Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival which has taken place in Palm Springs for over 20 years. His latest book, Blood on the Moon and the Birth of the Noir Western, is due for publication in early 2023.
Steven C. Smith is an award-winning biographer and four-time Emmy-nominated producer, whose work includes documentaries on several noir classics. Steven has written about the music of noir in two biographies: Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer, and A Heart at Fire’s Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann.