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

Local Hero

Date: Sunday, October 15th at 4:00pm

at the Roycroft Power House, 39 South Grove St.

East Aurora, NY 14052

1983 – 111 min – English
Sunday, October 15th, 2023 – 4:00pm

The Roycroft Film Society invites you to a screening of the 1983 Scottish comedy-drama Local Hero.  From English director Bill Forsyth, It’s the second title in our series around the theme of “the Hero”.

The story centers around an up-and-coming Houston oil executive “Mac” MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) who gets more than he bargained for when a seemingly simple business trip to Scotland changes his outlook on life. Sent by his colorful boss (Burt Lancaster) to the small village of Ferness, Mac is looking to quickly buy out the townspeople so his company can build a new refinery. But after a taste of country life Mac begins to question whether he is on the right side of this transaction. Featuring music by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits fame.

The film currently has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The site’s consensus reads: “A charmingly low-key character study brought to life by a tremendously talented cast, Local Hero is as humorous as it is heartwarming”. It’s listed as #37 on BFI’s list of the top 100 British films of all time.

Local Hero will be shown on the third Sunday in October, the 15th at 4:00 pm at Roycroft Power House, 39 South Grove St. in East Aurora. Please join us and stay for the discussion afterwards.


Click below to view trailer


Tickets for the regular screenings are:
$6.00 for members
$8.00 for non-members
Purchase tickets directly at the door the day of the show.


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To Purchase Tickets for this Screening

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

$8 – General admission

$6 – RFS Members