The goal of the Roycroft Film Society is to provide high quality art and foreign films followed by insightful discussion on a monthly basis. The Society currently presents a film the second Sunday of every Month (unless otherwise stated).

The Roycroft Film Society

Proudly Presents

The Night of the Hunter

Date: Saturday, November 13th at 4:00pm

at the Roycroft Power House

39 South Grove St., East Aurora, NY 14052

Poster art by Laurent Durieux

1955 – 92 min – English
Sunday, November 13th, 2022 – 4:00pm

The Roycroft Film Society invites you to a screening of the classic Film Noir, The Night of the Hunter. Featuring Robert Mitchum’s formidable performance as a child-hunting preacher and his iconic “Love – Hate” speech.The Rev. Harry Powell (Mitchum) is a religious fanatic and criminal who targets women who use their sexuality to attract men. Serving time in prison for car theft, he meets condemned murderer Ben Harper, who confesses to hiding $10,000 in stolen loot. Released from jail, Powell is obsessed with finding the money, and tries to track down Harper’s widow, Willa (Shelley Winters), and her two children. Also featuring silent screen star Lillian Gish.

Despite receiving negative reviews upon its original release, it has been positively re-evaluated in later decades and is now considered one of the greatest films ever made. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1992. Roger Ebert wrote, “It is one of the most frightening of movies, with one of the most unforgettable of villains.” It currently holds a  93% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Night of the Hunter will be shown on the second Sunday in November, the 13th at 4:00 pm in the Roycroft Power House, 39 South Grove St., East Aurora. Please join us and stay for the discussion afterwards.


Click here to view trailer


Tickets for the regular screenings are:
$5.00 for members
$7.00 for non-members
Purchase tickets directly at the door of the Roycroft Power House the day of the show.


Membership is available for those interested in receiving a discounted rate, an email newsletter, film discussion, private screenings, as well as future promotions and events. To become a member or renew your membership please click on the RFS Membership Application. Currently you have to be a member to attend our films screenings.


Due to the current national health crisis, our schedule is currently on a month to month basis and are for MEMBERS ONLY. Become a member and you will be notified by e-mail newsletter of our upcoming film.


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To Purchase Tickets for this Screening

Tickets for this event, and membership, may be purchased at the door

$7 – General admission

$5 – RFS Members