Guild Screenings

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

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Okay, it’s actually on Doheny, and we only started a couple of years ago, but the December Guild Screenings bring you all kinds of awesome holiday treats! We’re starting the month off on December 4th with a screening of Michael Moore’s new documentary, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, followed by a Q&A with the man himself, writer/director Michael Moore. On December 5th we’ll be showing MACBETH and writer Todd Louiso will be joining us. Friday, December 11th, brings the hard-hitting football docudrama CONCUSSION and a Q&A with writer/director Peter Landesman. On Sunday, December 13th, settle in for the wilderness epic THE REVENANT followed by a Q&A with writer Mark L. Smith. Finally, on Saturday, December 19th, we’re devoting the entire day to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, and we’re thrilled to announce a Q&A with writer/director J.J. Abrams (Please see the special RSVP instructions and link below.)

If that isn’t enough winter joy, make sure you check out CREED, THE DANISH GIRL, THE LADY IN THE VAN, 45 YEARS, the documentary HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT and the rest of our schedule.

As always, members may bring TWO GUESTS (*unless otherwise noted) to all regular screenings. And 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. Also, if you have any friends who say, "How come I never get invited to the Guild Screenings?"... please have them call the Membership Department and give us their email! We'll see you at the movies.

Click on movie titles to view trailers.

Saturday, November 28

In northern Turkey, five sisters have their innocent playing with boys misconstrued for debauchery, and they become prisoners in their family home, fighting for their freedom. A transfixing, feminist tale about escaping from repression.

Screenplay by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour
Produced by Charles Gillibert
Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Cast: Gunes Sensoy, Dogba Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan

This film is in Turkish with English subtitles.

Rated PG-13, 94 minutes, Print Courtesy of Cohen Media Group

Saturday, November 28

The games are almost over! Heroine Katniss Everdeen leads her people to war in this final installment of the blockbuster Hunger Games series.

Screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong
Adaptation by Suzanne Collins
Based upon the Novel “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins
Produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik
Directed by Francis Lawrence

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland

Rated PG-13, 136 minutes, Print Courtesy of Lionsgate

Saturday, November 28

Three lifelong best friends, no longer able to ignore the responsibilities of adulthood, accept that their Christmas Eve tradition of debauchery must come to an end – but not without a bang -- as they set out to find the legendary Nutcracka Ball.  

Screenplay by Jonathan Levine and Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir & Evan Goldberg
Story by Jonathan Levine
Produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver
Directed by Jonathan Levine

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan, Jillian Bell, Michael Shannon, Mindy Kaling

Rated R, 101 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Saturday, November 28

Zombies, vampires, aliens, oh my. Three scouts must put their scouting skills to the test to save their little town – and mankind – from total obliteration. 

Screenplay by Carrie Evans & Emi Mochizuki and Christopher Landon
Story by Carrie Evans & Emi Mochizuki and Lona Williams
Produced by Todd Garner, Andy Fickman
Directed by Christopher Landon

Cast: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joseph Morgan, Sarah Dumont, Robert Koechner, Halston Sage, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Cloris Leachman, Niki Koss, Blake Anderson

Rated R, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Monday, November 30

The true story of a blue-collar woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who invented the Miracle Mop and became the unlikely head of a business dynasty, despite challenging betrayals and heartache along the way.

Screenplay by David O. Russell
Story by Annie Mumolo and David O. Russell
Produced by John Davis, Ken Mok, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, David O. Russell
Directed by David O. Russell

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm, Dascha Polanco, Bradley Cooper

Not Rated, Runtime Not Available, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Friday, December 4

Michael Moore is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms as he plays the role of "invader" to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects.

Q&A with Michael Moore following the 7:30 screening

Written and Directed by Michael Moore
Produced by Michael Moore, Tia Lessin, Carl Deal

Cast: Michael Moore, Krista Kiuru, Tim Walker

This feature is a documentary.

Rated R, 110 minutes, Print Courtesy of Tom Quinn/Jason Janego/Tim League

Saturday, December 5
11:00 (3D) & 2:00

Pixar's newest! An epic journey in an alternative timeline where Earth was never hit by an asteroid. An Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend, while learning to confront his fears and discover what he is capable of.  

Screenplay by Meg LeFauve
Story by Peter Sohn, Erik Benson, Meg LeFauve, Kelsey Mann, Bob Peterson
Produced by Denise Ream
Directed by Peter Sohn

Voice Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner, Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Steve Zahn, AJ Buckley, Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott

Family Matinee: Members can bring up to 3 guests ages 3 and up to the 11:00am and 2:00pm screening.

Rated PG, 100 minutes, Print Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

Saturday, December 5

An adaptation of Shakespeare's play about Macbeth, a Thane of Scotland, who is spurred to action by his wife to murder his king and take the throne for himself.

Q&A with Todd Louiso following the 5:00 screening

Screenplay by Todd Louiso & Jacob Koskoff and Michael Lesslie
Based on the Play “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare
Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Laura Hastings-Smith
Directed by Justin Kurzel

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Harris, David Thewlis, Paddy Considine, Jack Reynor, David Hayman

Not Rated, 110 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Saturday, December 5

The true story of writer Alan Bennett's unexpected bond with Miss Mary Shepherd, a woman who "temporarily" parked her van in his London driveway and proceeded to stay there for 15 years.

Written by Alan Bennett from his memoir
Produced by Kevin Loader, Nicholas Hytner, Damian Jones
Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Cast: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent, Frances De La Tour, Roger Allam

Rated PG-13, 103 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Friday, December 11

A David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu's discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, his fight to publicize it, and the attempts by the NFL to deny the issue and disparage Omalu.

Q&A with Peter Landesman following the 7:30 screening

Written and Directed by Peter Landesman
Based on the GQ article “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas
Produced by Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman, Elizabeth Cantillon

Cast: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Morse, Albert Brooks

Rated PG-13, 123 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Saturday, December 12
11:00 & 5:00

A remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Their marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon
Based on the Book by David Ebershoff
Produced by Gail Mutrux, Anne Harrison, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tom Hooper
Directed by Tom Hooper

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts

Rated R, 120 minutes, Print Courtesy of Focus Features

Saturday, December 12

A compassionate and devastating look at marriage and the secrets we keep. As a couple prepare for their 45th anniversary, the husband receives a letter explaining that the body of his first love has been found, 50 years later. 

Screenplay by Andrew Haigh
Based on the Short Story by David Constantine
Produced by Tristan Goligher
Directed by Andrew Haigh

Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley, Sam Alexander, Richard Cunningham, Hannah Chambers, Camille Ucan, Rufus Wright

Rated R, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Films

Saturday, December 12

A twist on the legendary tale, told through Igor's eyes. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein and his assistant share a noble vision... but Victor's experiments go too far, and only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.

Screen Story and Screenplay by Max Landis
Based on the Novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
Produced by John Davis
Directed by Paul McGuigan

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Freddie Fox

Rated PG-13, 109 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Sunday, December 13
10:30 & 5:00

In an expedition of uncharted wilderness, hunter Hugh Glass is severely injured after being mauled by a bear. His companions rob him, murder his son, and leave him for dead... but he survives and goes on a relentless quest to exact revenge upon his traitors.

Q&A with Mark L. Smith following the 5:00 screening

Screenplay by Mark L. Smith & Alejandro G. Iñarritu
Based in part on the Novel by Michael Punke
Produced by Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñarritu, Mary Parent, James W. Skotchdopole, Keith Redmon
Directed by Alejandro G. Iñarritu

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter

*Please note members may only bring ONE (1) Guest to the 5:00pm screening

Rated R, 151 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Sunday, December 13
2:00 & 9:00

Former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. With Rocky's help, it isn't long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title, but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter?

Screenplay by Ryan Coogler & Aaron Covington
Story by Ryan Coogler
Based on the Characters Created by Sylvester Stallone
Produced by Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton, Sylvester Stallone
Directed by Ryan Coogler

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Anthony Bellew

Rated PG-13, 132 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Monday, December 14

A wistful exploration of art, friendship, and celebrity. The tale behind the iconic images of James Dean that were produced, after photographer Dennis Stock was commissioned to document the rising Hollywood star for LIFE magazine in 1955.

Screenplay by Luke Davies
Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Christina Piovesan, Benito Mueller, Wolfgang Mueller
Directed by Anton Corbijn

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Joel Edgerton, Alessandra Mastronardi, Stella Schnabel, Ben Kingsley

Rated R, 110 minutes, Print Courtesy of Cinedigm

Saturday, December 19
11:00, 2:00, 5:00, 8:30

They're back! Decades after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

Q&A with J.J. Abrams following the 5:00 screening

Written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt
Based on Characters Created by George Lucas
Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
Directed by J.J. Abrams

Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Max Von Sydow

*Please note members may only bring ONE (1) Guest to the 5:00pm screening

5pm Screening + Q&A:

RSVPs do not guarantee admission. Please arrive early. At 4:45pm, all empty seats will be released. Guests will not be admitted without their member host. No incomplete parties, no exceptions.

Rated PG-13, 136 minutes, Print Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

Sunday, December 20
11:00 & 5:00

In the winter of 1820, the whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: A whale of mammoth size and will, with an almost human sense of vengeance. In the harrowing aftermath, the ship's surviving crew is forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.

Screenplay by Charles Leavitt
Story by Charles Leavitt and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Based on the Book “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick
Produced by Joe Roth, Paula Weinstein, Will Ward, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard
Directed by Ron Howard

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, Jordi Mollá

Rated PG-13, 121 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Sunday, December 20

Emotionally rich and poignant, Youth explores the lifelong bond between two old friends vacationing in a Swiss Alps lodge, as they ponder retirement. The film asks if our most important and transformative experiences can come at any time - even late - in life. 

Written and Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Produced by Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori

Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda

Rated R, 123 minutes, Print Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

Sunday, December 20

In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and Franςois Truffaut locked themselves away for a weeklong conversation. The result: the mythical book "Hitchcock/Truffaut." Using the original recordings, plus many new interviews and clips, this film illustrates the pull of one of cinema's great figures.

Written by Kent Jones, Serge Toubiana
Produced by Olivier Mille, Charles S. Cohen
Directed by Kent Jones

Cast: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Richard Linklater, Olivier Assayas, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Peter Bogdanovich, Paul Schrader

This feature is a documentary and is in English and French.

Rated PG-13, 80 minutes, Print Courtesy of Cohen Media Group

Sunday, December 27

Through a series of misunderstandings, the Chipmunks come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami and dump them. In an attempt to stop him, they go on a road chip -- er, road trip.

Written by Randi Mayem Singer and Adam Sztykiel
Based on the Characters Created by Ross Bagdasarian and Janice Karman
Produced by Janice Karman, Ross Bagdasarian
Directed by Walt Becker

Voice Cast: Jason Lee, Tony Hale, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Josh Green, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate

Rated PG, 86 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Sunday, December 27
2:00 & 8:00

Two disconnected sisters, looking to recapture their glory days, throw one final high-school-style party before their parents sell the house.

Written by Paula Pell
Produced by Tina Fey, Jay Roach, John Lyons
Directed by Jason Moore

Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, James Brolin, John Cena, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest

Rated R, 118 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Sunday, December 27

In the horror of Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to assist the Nazis in burning the corpses of his own people struggles to find moral survival, after finding the body of his own son. 

Screenplay by László Nemes, Clara Royer
Produced by Gábor Sipos, Gábor Rajna
Directed by László Nemes

Cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont, Sándor Zsotér, Marcin Czarnik, Jerzy Walczak, Uwe Lauer, Christian Harting, Kamil Dobrowlski, Amitai Kedar, István Pion, Juli Jakab, Levente Orbán

This film is in Hungarian, Yiddish, German, and Polish with English subtitles.

Rated R, 107 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Monday, December 28

A mild-mannered radio executive strives to become the best stepdad to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading biological father arrives, forcing him to compete for the kids’ affection.

Screenplay by Brian Burns and Sean Anders & John Morris
Story by Brian Burns
Produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, John Morris
Directed by Sean Anders

Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Hannibal Buress

Not Rated, 96 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount 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. Please read our Rules and Regulations before attending the screenings.

Guild Screenings Office: (323) 782-4508 or email Guild Screenings.