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

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Date: Sunday, June 18th at 4:00pm

at the Roycroft Power House, 39 South Grove St.

East Aurora, NY 14052

2019 – 122 min – French, Italian
Sunday, June 18th, 2023 – 4:00pm

Continuing with our 2023 theme on LOVE. This month’s film looks at the idea of forbidden love and the love of art. How does this title relate to our past five films on “love”?

The Roycroft Film Society invites you to a screening of one of contemporary French cinema’s most acclaimed auteurs directors, Céline Sciamma. In 18th-century France young painter Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent because of an arranged marriage. Reluctant to be painted, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse’s last moments of freedom before the impending wedding.

The movie was the subject of broad acclaim around the world. It is “a singularly rich period piece, which finds stirring, thought-provoking drama within a powerfully acted romance.” It was voted the 30th greatest film of all time in the recent 2022 Sight and Sound poll, the highest of films released in the 2010s. It currently has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire will be shown on the second Sunday in June, the 18th at 4:00 pm at Roycroft Power House, 39 South Grove St. in East Aurora. Please join us and stay for the discussion afterwards.

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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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June 18 – Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)


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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