THE ICONIC Roxy Theatre will screen heart-warmer The Rocket later this month as part of the National Film and Sound Archive's Big Screen Film Festival.
The mini-film festival � an event that was last brought to Leeton a decade ago � is being held as a community fund-raiser and will help the town celebrate its centenary by screening old archival footage of the town when it's held on October 26 and 27.
Festival co-ordinator Annie Parnell said a highlight of the event will be when the Roxy screens Leeton Gems, a half-hour set from the 1920s which features rare footage of Leeton's Silver Jubilee, wartime appeals to local women and the dramatic society.
"It's been over a decade since Big Screen first visited Leeton during the inaugural Big Screen touring year," she said.
"And it will be a pleasure to return in the centenary year of the town, to the gorgeous Roxy community theatre, to show films that resonate with local audiences and delight them as well."
Scheduled screenings over that weekend will be new release Satellite Boy, which stars indigenous actor David Gulpilil, and is set in the Kimberly region of Western Australia.
Big ticket movie is Oscar-hopeful The Rocket, which follows a boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him.
When his home is threatened he by development he has to move through Laos with his family, on the way he enters one of the most dangerous competitions of the year: the rocket festival.
Return to Nim's Island, which stars Bindi Irwin, and William Rhodes, Orchardist, which traces the birth of the Leeton Cannery Co-op, as seen through the eyes of apricot farmer Bill Rhodes, is also scheduled to screen.
The film festival is being held as a partnership between the National Film and Sound Archive Australia, Leeton Shire Council and the Roxy Theatre.