Guild Screenings
MARCH 2015

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

Awards season is finally over, and we have a huge batch of new and interesting films for March. On the indie side, some special titles to look for are the very eccentric and wonderful KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER, Noah Baumbach's midlife-crisis comedy WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, and the fabulous music documentary THE WRECKING CREW. On the big studio side, some fun films include CHAPPIE, FOCUS, GET HARD, and Disney's new live-action CINDERELLA.

Finally, on Friday, March 27, we have a very special treat: We are proud to be hosting a 40TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING of JAWS! Afterwards, JAWS co-writer Carl Gottlieb will be interviewed by writer/director David S. Goyer. JAWS is a seminal film in modern cinema, having merged genre storytelling with brilliant A-film execution, and this evening with Carl and David promises to be unforgettable. RSVPS are full, but all empty seats will be made available at 7:15pm. 

Otherwise, 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.

JUST ADDED! Chris Weitz Q&A, after CINDERELLA on Saturday, March 21!  

Click on movie titles to view trailers.

Sunday, March 8
11:00 & 5:00


Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach
Produced by Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub, Eli Bush

Cast: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried

Rated R, 97 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24 Films

Sunday, March 8


Written and Directed by Marc Lawrence
Produced by Liz Glotzer

Cast: Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, Bella Heathcote, J.K. Simmons, Chris Elliot, Allison Janney

Not Rated, 107 minutes, Print Courtesy of Image Entertainment and RLJ Entertainment

Sunday, March 8


Written for the Screen and Directed by Michael Almereyda
From the Play by William Shakespeare
Produced by Michael Benaroya, Anthony Katagas, Michael Almereyda

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Dakota Johnson

Rated R, 97 minutes, Print Courtesy of Grindstone

Monday, March 9


Directed by Denny Tedesco
Produced by Chris Hope, Jon Leonoudakis, Mitchell Linden, Claire Scanlon, Damon Tedesco, Suzie Greene Tedesco

Interviews: Lou Alder, Herb Alpert, Hal Blaine, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Cher, Dick Clark and more.

This feature is a Documentary.

Not Rated, 101 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Saturday, March 14
11:00 & 5:00


Written and Directed by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa
Produced by Denise Di Novi

Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney

Rated R, 104 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Saturday, March 14


Written by David Zellner and Nathan Zellner
Produced by Nathan Zellner, Cameron Lamb, Chris Ohlson, Andrew Banks, Jim Burke
Directed by David Zellner

Cast: Rinko Kikuchi

This film is in Japanese with English subtitles.

Not Rated, 105 minutes, Print Courtesy of Amplify Releasing

Saturday, March 14


Screenplay by Don MacPherson, Pete Travis, Sean Penn
Based on the Novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette
Produced by Andrew Rona, Ron Halpern, Sean Penn
Directed by Pierre Morel

Cast: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Jasmine Trinca, Peter Franzén, Javier Bardem

Rated R, 115 minutes, Print Courtesy of Open Road Films

Sunday, March 15
11:00 & 5:00


Screenplay by Josh A. Cagan
Based on the Book by Kody Keplinger
Produced by McG, Mary Viola, Susan Cartsonis
Directed by Ari Sandel

Cast: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Romany Malco, Ken Jeong, Allison Janney

Rated PG-13, 101 minutes, Print Courtesy of CBS Films

Sunday, March 15
2:00 & 8:00  


Written by Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell
Produced by Neill Blomkamp, Simon Kinberg
Directed by Neill Blomkamp

Cast: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja, ¥o-Landi Viṩṩer, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman

Rated R, 120 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Monday, March 16


Screenplay by William Brookfield
Based on the Book “The Kidnapping of Alfred Heineken” by Peter R. de Vries
Produced by Michael A. Simpson, Howard Meltzer, Judy Cairo
Directed by Daniel Alfredson

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten, Mark Van Eeuwen, Thomas Cocquerel, Jemima West

Rated R, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of Alchemy

Friday, March 20


Written by Tom McCarthy, Paul Sado
Produced by Tom McCarthy, Mary Jane Skalski
Directed by Tom McCarthy

Cast: Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman, Dan Stevens, Ellen Barkin, Method Man, Dascha Polanco, Melonie Diaz

Rated PG-13, 99 minutes, Print Courtesy of Image Entertainment and RLJ Entertainment


Saturday, March 21
11:00* & 5:00

Q&A with Chris Weitz following the 5pm screening.

Screenplay by Chris Weitz
Produced by Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur, David Barron
Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, Helena Bonham Carter

*Family Matinee: Members can bring up to 3 guests ages 3 and up to the 11am screening only.

Rated PG, 105 minutes, Print Courtesy of Disney

Saturday, March 21


Screenplay by Kata Wéber, Kornél Mundruczó, Viktória Petrányi
Produced by Viktória Petrányi
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó

Cast: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Lili Monori, László Gálffi, Lili Horváth

This film is in Hungarian with English subtitles.

Rated R, 121 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Saturday, March 21


Written by Olivier Lorelle, Yasmina Khadra, Rachid Bouchareb
Based on the Film “Two Men In Town” Directed by José Giovanni
Original Script and Adaptation by José Giovanni
Produced by Jean Brehat, Jerome Seydoux, Charles S. Cohen
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn, Luis Guzman, Dolores Heredia, Ellen Burstyn, Tim Guinee, Reg E. Cathey

Rated R, 120 minutes, Print Courtesy of Cohen Media Group

Friday, March 27

JAWS – 40th Anniversary Screening
Q&A with Carl Gottlieb following the screening. Moderated by David S. Goyer.

Screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb
Based on the Novel by Peter Benchley
Produced by Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss


Members + 1 guest may attend this event.
RSVPS are full, but all empty seats will be made available at 7:15pm.

Rated PG, 124 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Sunday, March 29
11:00 & 5:00


Screenplay by Ol Parker
Screen Story by Ol Parker, John Madden
Produced by Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin
Directed by John Madden

Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, David Strathairn, Richard Gere

Rated PG, 122 minutes, Print Courtesy of Fox Searchlight

Sunday, March 29
2:00 & 8:00


Written by Brad Ingelsby
Produced by Roy Lee, Brooklyn Weaver, Michael Tadross
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra

Cast: Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D’Onofrio, Nick Nolte, Bruce McGill, Genesis Rodriguez, Common, Ed Harris

Rated R, Runtime Not Available, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Monday, March 30
6:30 & 9:30


Screenplay by Jay Martel & Ian Roberts and Etan Cohen
Story by Adam McKay and Jay Martel & Ian Roberts
Produced by Chris Henchy, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
Directed by Etan Cohen

Cast: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson

Rated R, Runtime Not Available, 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.