Guild Screenings

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

We’re kicking off the new year with an assortment of Oscar contenders, offbeat indies and great documentaries, along with a very special anniversary screening. Thirty years ago, in December 1984, a touchstone film was released that changed the action/comedy genre in the modern era. We’re talking, of course, about BEVERLY HILLS COP. On Friday, January 9th we’ll be presenting a 30th anniversary screening of this Eddie Murphy classic, followed by a Q&A with screenwriters Danilo Bach and Daniel Petrie Jr., moderated by Craig Mazin. We hope you’ll join us for this special night.

There are a couple of other exciting Q&As being offered in January: On Sunday, January 4th, we’ll be screening BLACK OR WHITE, followed by a Q&A with writer/director Mike Binder. On Thursday, January 29th, the Committee of Gay and Lesbian Writers will co-host a Q&A with co-writer/co-director Wash Westmoreland following a screening of his new film STILL ALICE.

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. 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.

Please note RSVPs are NOT required unless specifically noted on the schedule.

Click on movie titles to view trailers.

Friday, January 2
6:30 & 9:30


Written by Paul Webb
Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey
Directed by Ava Du Vernay

Cast: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey

Rated PG-13, 122 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Saturday, January 3
11:00 & 5:00


Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor
Produced by Neal Dodson, Anna Gerb, J.C. Chandor

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks

Rated R, 125 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24 Films

Saturday, January 3
2:00 & 8:00


Screenplay by William Monahan
Based upon the Film Written by James Toback
Produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, David Winkler
Directed by Rupert Wyatt

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jessica Lange

Rated R, 111 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Sunday, January 4
11:00 & 5:00

Q&A with writer/director Mike Binder following the 5pm screening.

Written and Directed by Mike Binder
Produced by Kevin Costner, Todd Lewis, Mike Binder

Cast: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell, Bill Burr, Jennifer Ehle, Andre Holland, Gillian Jacobs, Anthony Mackie

Rated PG-13, 121 minutes, Print Courtesy of Relativity Media

Sunday, January 4


Screenplay by Buck Henry and Michael Zebede
Based on the Novel by Philip Roth
Produced by Jason Sosnoff, Barry Levinson
Directed by Barry Levinson

Cast: Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest

Rated R, 112 minutes, Print Courtesy of Millennium Films

Sunday, January 4


Written by Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyaginstev
Produced by Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov
Directed by Andrey Zvyaginstev

Cast: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Liadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Roman Madianov, Anna Ukolova, Aleksey Rozin, Sergey Pokhodaev

This film is in Russian with English subtitles.

Rated R, 140 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Monday, January 5


Written by Gabe Polsky
Produced by Gabe Polsky
Directed by Gabe Polsky

Cast: Slava Fetisov, Vladislav Tretiak, Scotty Bowman, Vladimir Pozner

This documentary is in Russian and English with subtitles.

Rated PG, 76 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Tuesday, January 6
6:30 & 9:30  


Screenplay by Patrick Tobin
Based on his Short Story
Produced by Ben Barnz, Kristin Hahn, Courtney Solomon, Mark Canton
Directed by Daniel Barnz

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Adrianna Barraza, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington

Rated R, 92 minutes, Print Courtesy of Cinelou Films

Friday, January 9

BEVERLY HILLS COP - 30th Anniversary Screening!
Q&A with screenwriters Danilo Bach and Dan Petrie Jr. following the screening.

Screenplay by Daniel Petrie Jr.
Story by Danilo Bach and Daniel Petrie Jr.
Produced by Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer
Directed by Martin Brest

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton

Rated R, 105 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Monday, January 26
6:30 & 9:00  


Written by Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen
Based on characters by Luc Besson & Robert Kamen
Produced by Luc Besson
Directed by Olivier Megaton

Cast: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Dougray Scott, Sam Spruell, Leland Orser

Rated PG-13, 108 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Thursday, January 29

Q&A with co-writer/co-director Wash Westmoreland following the screening.

Screenplay by Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland
Based on the Book “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova
Produced by Lex Lutzus, James Brown, Pamela Koffler
Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart

Rated PG-13, 101 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Friday, January 30


Directed by Darius Clark Monroe
Produced by Jen Gatien, Darius Clark Monroe

Featuring: Dante E. Clark, Rosalyn Coleman, Ellie Foumbi

This film is a documentary

Not Rated, 81 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Film Collaborative

Saturday, January 31
11:00 & 2:00


Screenplay by Paul King
Screen Story by Hamish McColl and Paul King
Based on “Paddington Bear” Created by Michael Bond
Produced by David Heyman
Directed by Paul King

Cast/Voices: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth

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

Rated PG, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of TWC-Dimension

Saturday, January 31


Written by Dennis Kelly
Produced by Charles Steel, Kevin Macdonald
Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Cast: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall

Rated R, 115minutes, Print Courtesy of Focus Features

Saturday, January 31


Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent
Produced by Kristina Ceyton, Kristian Moliere

Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West, Ben Winspear

Not Rated, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Midnight

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.