Guild Screenings
APRIL 2015

Welcome to your theater! Please feel free to arrive early and enjoy a little schmooze and gossip with your fellow writers.

1990... If you were a screenwriter that year you just might have wanted to be Bruce Joel Rubin. It must have been a heady experience to have two now classic films released within months of each other. We’re talking, of course, about GHOST and JACOB’S LADDER – two movies that shared thematic and story DNA, but were vastly different in tone and execution. On Saturday, April 25th we’ll be celebrating the 25TH ANNIVERSARY of these seminal titles with a special double feature and Q&A with screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin himself. We hope you’ll RSVP below and join us for this special event.

April also brings with it another eclectic schedule of big studio titles, offbeat indies and powerful documentaries. On Saturday, April 11th, we’ll be screening FURIOUS 7 followed by a Q&A with writer Chris Morgan. And on Sunday, April 26th at 7:30pm don’t miss the highly acclaimed documentary, KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, also followed by a Q&A with writer/director Brett Morgen.

Members may bring TWO GUESTS to all regular screenings, and THREE GUESTS to Family Matinees. As always, we ask that members frequent the food and drink offerings from Homeboy Industries before the film. On weekends, we serve popcorn, beverages, salads, sandwiches, and fresh pastries. Only popcorn and water are allowed inside the theater, and patrons may not bring in outside food.

Click on movie titles to view trailers.

Saturday, April 4
11:00 & 5:00


Written by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Based on the Life Story of E. Randol Schoenberg & Maria Altmann
Produced by David M. Thompson, Kris Thykier
Directed by Simon Curtis

Cast: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce

Rated PG-13, 109 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Saturday, April 4


Written by Jessica Goldberg and Katie Nehra & Justin Shilton
Produced by Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell
Directed by Chris Messina

Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Don Johnson, Derek Luke, Katie Nehra, Chris Messina

Rated R, 86 minutes, Print Courtesy of Screen Media Films

Saturday, April 4


Screenplay by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman and Mark Bomback
Based on the Novel “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth
Produced by Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shahbazian
Directed by Robert Schwentke

Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet

Rated PG-13, 119 minutes, Print Courtesy of Summit Entertainment

Monday, April 6


Written by Olivier Assayas
Produced by Charles Gillibert
Directed by Olivier Assayas

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chlöe Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn, Brady Corbet

Rated R, 124 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Films

Friday, April 10


Written by Maxime Giroux, Alexandre Laferrière
Produced by Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant
Directed by Maxime Giroux

Cast: Martin Dubreuil, Hadas Yaron, Luzer Twersky, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé

This film is French, Yiddish, Spanish, Hebrew and Italian with English subtitles.

Rated R, 105 minutes, Print Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories

Saturday, April 11
11:00 (3D) & 2:00 (2D)


Screenplay by Tom J. Astle & Matt Ember
Based upon the Novel “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex
Produced by Mireille Soria, Suzanne Buirgy, Christopher Jenkins
Directed by Tim Johnson

Voices: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez

Family Matinee: Members can bring up to 3 guests ages 3 and up to the 11am and 2pm screenings.

Rated PG, 94 minutes, Print Courtesy of DreamWorks Animations SKG

Saturday, April 11
5:00 & 8:30

Q&A with writer CHRIS MORGAN following the 5pm screening.

Written by Chris Morgan
Produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell
Directed by James Wan

Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham

Rated PG-13, 137 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Friday, April 17


Written and Directed by Dan Fogelman
Produced by Jessie Nelson, Nimitt Mankad

Cast: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer

Rated R, 106 minutes, Print Courtesy of Bleecker Street Media

Sunday, April 19
11:00 & 5:00  


Screenplay by Craig Bolotin
Based upon the Novel by Nicholas Sparks
Produced by Nicholas Sparks, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Theresa Park
Directed by George Tillman, Jr.

Cast: Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, Alan Alda

Rated PG-13, 139 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Films

Sunday, April 19
2:00 & 8:00  


Written by Roberto Patino
Produced by Laura Rister, Edward Zwick, Mickey Barold, Mark Manuel, Ted O’Neal, Dan Cohen
Directed by Matt Shakman

Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg, Oliver Platt, John Malkovich

Rated R, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24

Saturday, April 25
11:00 & 2:00


Screenplay by Jon Croker
Based on the Life Story of Afshin Ghaffarian
Produced by Pippa Cross, Fabiola Beracasa, Izabella Miko, Luis Astorquia
Directed by Richard Raymond

Cast: Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Tom Cullen, Makram J. Khoury

Rated PG-13, 98 minutes, Print Courtesy of Relativity Media

Saturday, April 25
5:00 & 8:30

GHOST (5pm) – 25th Anniversary Screening!
Q&A with screenwriter BRUCE JOEL RUBIN, moderated by JOHN AUGUST, following the 5pm screening.


Written by Bruce Joel Rubin
Produced by Lisa Weinstein
Directed by Jerry Zucker

Cast: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

Rated PG-13, 127 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures



Written by Bruce Joel Rubin
Produced by Alan Marshall
Directed by Adrian Lyne

Cast: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pena, Danny Aiello

Rated R, 113 minutes, Print Courtesy of Rialto Films


Sunday, April 26
11:00 & 4:30


Screenplay by Richard Price
Based upon the Novel by Tom Rob Smith
Produced by Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Greg Shapiro
Directed by Daniel Espinosa

Cast: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, Vincent Cassel

Rated R, 137 minutes, Print Courtesy of Summit Entertainment

Sunday, April 26


Produced and Directed by Erik Greenberg Anjou

Featuring: David “Ziggy” Gruber, Jerry Stiller, Freddie Roman, Larry King, Fyvush Finkel

This feature is a documentary.

Rated PG-13, Runtime Not Available, Print Courtesy of Cohen Media

Sunday, April 26

Q&A with writer/director BRETT MORGEN following the screening.

Written and Directed by Brett Morgen
Produced by Brett Morgan, Danielle Renfrew

Featuring: Kurt Cobain (archive footage), Dave Grohl, Courtney Love, Krist Novoselic

This feature is a documentary.

Not Rated, 132 minutes, Print Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films

Monday, April 27


Written by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios
Produced by Andrew Mason, Keith Rodger, Troy Lum
Directed by Russell Crowe

Cast: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Jai Courtney, Ryan Corr, James Fraser, Ben O’Toole, Isabel Lucas

Rated R, 111 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. 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 Office: 323.782.4508 or email Guild Screenings.