Guild Screenings
OCTOBER 2014

Welcome to your theater! Please feel free to arrive early and enjoy a little fun and gossip with your fellow writers. On weekends, we serve popcorn, beverages, salads, sandwiches, and fresh pastries.

October is great if you’re a movie freak. Awards season is starting, and we have a ton of great titles. This month is packed! In addition to an eclectic lineup of big and small films, we have a number of exciting screenwriter Q&As:

On October 10, writer Erin Cressida Wilson will appear with MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN. On October 12, writer/director Theodore Melfi will be with ST. VINCENT. On October 17, writer Margaret Nagle will appear with THE GOOD LIE. Finally, on October 26, we have a special event: A 20th Anniversary screening of ED WOOD, with writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski in attendance, followed by Edward D. Wood’s legendary short FINAL CURTAIN, which has never been screened in Los Angeles!

Members may bring TWO GUESTS to all screenings (*unless otherwise noted), and THREE GUESTS to Family Matinees. As always, we ask that members frequent the food and drink offerings from Homeboy Industries before the film. Only popcorn and water are allowed inside the theater, and patrons may not bring in outside food. Thank you so much, and enjoy this month’s movies!

Click on movie titles to view trailers.

Sunday, October 5
11:00 & 5:00*

GONE GIRL

Screenplay by Gillian Flynn
Based on the Novel by Gillian Flynn
Produced by Arnon Milchan, Joshua Donen, Reese Witherspoon, Ceán Chaffin
Directed by David Fincher

*MEMBERS MAY ONLY BRING 1 GUEST TO THE 5:00PM SHOW.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Rated R, 145 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


Sunday, October 5
2:00

PRIDE

Written by Stephen Beresford
Produced by David Livingstone
Directed by Matthew Warchus

Cast: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer

Rated R, 120 minutes, Print Courtesy of CBS Films


Sunday, October 5
8:00

THE GREEN PRINCE

Written and Directed by Nadav Schirman
Based on the Book “Sons of Hamas” by Mosab Hassan Yousef
Produced by Nadav Schirman, John Battsek, Simon Chinn

Cast: Mosab Hassan Yousef, Gonen Ben Yitzhak

This film is in English and Hebrew with subtitles.

Rated PG-13, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of Music Box Films


Monday, October 6
6:30 & 9:30  

THE EQUALIZER

Written by Richard Wenk
Based on the Television Series Created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim
Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Denzel Washington, Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge, Michael Sloan
Directed by Antoine Fuqua

Cast: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo

Rated R, 131 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures


Friday, October 10
6:30 & 9:30

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN
Q&A with Erin Cressida Wilson following the 6:30pm screening.

Screenplay by Jason Reitman & Erin Cressida Wilson
Based on the Novel by Chad Kultgen
Produced by Jason Reitman, Helen Estabrook
Directed by Jason Reitman

Cast: Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Adam Sandler

Rated R, 119 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Sunday, October 12
11:00 & 2:00

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY

Screen Story and Screenplay by Rob Lieber
Based on the Book by Judith Viorst
Produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Lisa Henson
Directed by Miguel Arteta

Cast: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould

FAMILY MATINEE: Members may bring up to 3 guests (ages 3 and up) for the 11am and 2pm screenings.

Rated PG, 81 minutes, Print Courtesy of Disney


Sunday, October 12
5:00 & 8:00

ST. VINCENT
Q&A with Theodore Melfi following the 5:00pm screening.

Written and Directed by Theodore Melfi
Produced by Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Theodore Melfi, Fred Roos

Cast: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Terrence Howard, Jaeden Lieberher

Rated PG-13, 103 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Weinstein Company


Monday, October 13
7:30  

RUDDERLESS
Q&A with William H. Macy following the 7:30pm screening.

Written by Casey Twenter & Jeff Robison & William H. Macy
Produced by Keith Kjarval, Brad Greiner
Directed by William H. Macy

Cast: Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Jamie Chung, Selena Gomez, Laurence Fishburne

Rated R, 105 minutes, Print Courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films


Friday, October 17
7:30  

THE GOOD LIE
Q&A with writer Margaret Nagle following the screening.

Written by Margaret Nagle
Produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Molly Mickler Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill
Directed by Philippe Falardeau

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll

Rated PG-13, 110 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Saturday, October 18
11:00 & 8:00  

THE JUDGE

Screenplay by Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque
Story by David Dobkin & Nick Schenk
Produced by Susan Downey, David Dobkin, David Gambino
Directed by David Dobkin

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Billy Bob Thornton

Rated R, 141 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Saturday, October 18
2:00

WHIPLASH

Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle
Produced by Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, Michel Litvak, David Lancaster

Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser

Rated R, 106 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Saturday, October 18
5:00

KILL THE MESSENGER

Written by Peter Landesman
Based upon the Books “Dark Alliance” by Gary Webb and “Kill The Messenger” by Nick Schou
Produced by Scott Stuber, Naomi Despres, Jeremy Renner
Directed by Michael Cuesta

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia

Rated R, 112 minutes, Print Courtesy of Focus Features


Saturday, October 25
11:00

THE BOOK OF LIFE – Presented in 3D

Screenplay by Jorge R. Gutierrez, Douglas Langdale
Produced by Guillermo Del Toro, Brad Booker, Aaron D. Berger, Carina Schulze
Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez

Voice Cast: Diego Luna, Zoë Saldana, Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo, Ron Perlman

FAMILY MATINEE: Members may bring up to 3 guests (ages 3 and up) for the 11am screening.

Rated PG, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Films


Saturday, October 25
2:00  

MY OLD LADY

Written for the Screen and Directed by Israel Horovitz
Based on the Play by Israel Horovitz
Produced by Rachel Horovitz, Gary Foster, Nitsa Benchetrit, David C. Barrot

Cast: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Stéphane Freiss, Dominique Pinon, Noémie Lvovsky

Rated PG-13, 107 minutes, Print Courtesy of Cohen Media Group


Saturday, October 25
5:00**

BIRDMAN

Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo
Produced by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan
Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galfianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Lindsay Duncan, Merritt Wever, Jeremy Shamos, Bill Camp, Damian Young

**ONLY ONE SCREENING AVAILABLE. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY, AS WE ANTICIPATE A FULL HOUSE. MEMBERS MAY ONLY BRING 1 GUEST.

Rated R, 119 minutes, Print Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises


Saturday, October 25
8:00  

LISTEN UP PHILIP

Written and Directed by Alex Ross Perry
Produced by Katie Stern, Joshua Blum, James M. Johnston, Toby Halbrooks, David Lowery

Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter, Joséphine de La Baume

Not Rated, 108 minutes, Print Courtesy of Tribeca Film


Sunday, October 26
11:00 & 8:30  

FURY

Written and Directed by David Ayer
Produced by Bill Block, David Ayer, Ethan Smith, John Lesher

Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood

Rated R, 137 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures


Sunday, October 26
2:00  

DIPLOMACY

Screenplay by Cyril Gely and Volker Schlöndorff
Based on the Play “Diplomatie” by Cyril Gely
Produced by Marc De Bayser, Frank Le Wita, Sidonie Dumas, Francis Boespflug
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Cast: André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup

This film is in French and German with English subtitles.

Not Rated, 88 minutes, Print Courtesy of Zeitgeist Films


Sunday, October 26
5:00

ED WOOD - 20th Anniversary Screening!
Q&A with Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski following the 5:00pm screening.

Written by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski
Based upon the Book “Nightmare of Ecstasy” by Rudolph Grey
Produced by Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi
Directed by Tim Burton

Cast: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, Bill Murray

Rated R, 127 minutes, Print Courtesy of Touchstone Pictures

FINAL CURTAIN (Short)

Written, Directed and Produced by Edward D. Wood Jr.

Cast: Duke Moore, Dudley Manlove, Jeannie Stevens

Not Rated, 22 minutes, Print Courtesy of Jason Insalaco and Jonathan Harris


Friday, October 31 - HALLOWEEN DOUBLE FEATURE-
6:30  

OUIJA

Written by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White
Based on the Hasbro Game “Ouija”
Produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Jason Blum, Bennett Schneir
Directed by Stiles White

Cast: Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos, Ana Coto

Rated PG-13, 83 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Friday, October 31 - HALLOWEEN DOUBLE FEATURE-
9:30

DRACULA UNTOLD

Screenplay by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless
Based on the Original Screenplay entitled “Dracula Year Zero” by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless and the public domain character “Dracula” Produced by Michael De Luca
Directed by Gary Shore

Cast: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance

Rated PG-13, 92 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


As a courtesy to your fellow members, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, etc., and refrain from talking during the screenings.

Screenings are held at:
Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90211 

Seating is on a first-come first served basis.

WGAW Membership cards are required to attend The Guild Screenings and must be presented by the WGAW member. Your WGAW membership card allows you to bring TWO guests. If you are not a member of the WGAW, you will not be allowed admittance. For recorded Guild Screenings information, please email Guild Screenings or call 323. 782.4591. Please read our Rules and Regulations before attending the screenings.

Guild Screenings Committee: Scott Alexander, Valerie Alexander, Ian Deitchman, Debra Frankel, Chris Frisina, David A. Goodman, Billy Ray, Maria Elena Rodriguez, Guild Screenings Office: 323.782.4508 or email Guild Screenings.

PLEASE REMEMBER: OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINKS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE WGA THEATER