The Guild Screenings

July 2016

Welcome to your theater! Please feel free to arrive early and enjoy some wit and repartee with your fellow scribes.

July is primetime summer season, packed with movies. For big fat popcorn entertainments, we’ve got a new INDEPENDENCE DAY, THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, GHOSTBUSTERS, and JASON BOURNE. For fun family films, we’ve got THE BFG and THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS. For more contemplative indie tastes, we have THE NEON DEMON, LITTLE MEN, and Woody Allen’s newest, CAFÉ SOCIETY.

We also have a pair of great Q&A’s to look out for. On Saturday, July 2 at 5pm, we welcome moderator Mike Judge and writer/director Matt Ross with his fascinating family drama CAPTAIN FANTASTIC. And on Friday, July 22 at 8:00pm, writer/director James Schamus will be on hand to discuss his new Philip Roth adaptation, INDIGNATION.

As always, members may bring TWO GUESTS to all regular screenings. 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.



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

The aliens are back with unprecedented force! Faced with a new extra-solar threat, will mankind's use of recovered extraterrestrial technology be enough to save the world from extinction?

Screenplay by Nicolas Wright & James A. Woods and Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich and James Vanderbilt
Story by Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich and Nicolas Wright & James A. Woods
Based on the Characters Created by Dean Devlin & Roland Emmerich
Produced by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser
Directed by Roland Emmerich

Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Travis Tope, William Fichtner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Judd Hirsch, Jessie Usher, Brent Spiner, Vivica A. Fox, Angelababy

Rated PG-13, 119 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


Saturday, July 2

A father who has raised his six kids off the grid, away from society, is forced to leave their self-made paradise. An emotionally rich story about counter-cultural idealism colliding with the challenges of the real world.

Q&A with Matt Ross and moderator Mike Judge following the 5pm screening.

Written and Directed by Matt Ross
Produced by Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson, Lynette Howell Taylor, Jamie Patricof

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn

Rated R, 118 minutes, Print Courtesy of Bleecker Street Media


Saturday, July 2

Beauty-obsessed girls become jealous of a 16-year old aspiring model who has taken the Los Angeles fashion world by storm. A hypnotic exercise in high style and cryptic storytelling.

Screenplay by Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws & Polly Stenham
Story by Nicolas Winding Refn
Produced by Lene Børglum, Sidonie Dumas, Vincent Maraval
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Cast: Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves

Rated R, 118 minutes, Print Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Broad Green Pictures


Friday, July 8

After a massive power outage, two sisters living in an isolated woodland home must learn how to survive on their own, when they discover the world is on the brink of an apocalypse.

Written & Directed by Patricia Rozema
Produced by Niv Fichman, Aaron L. Gilbert, Ellen Page

Cast: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Eklund, Wendy Crewson

Rated R, 101 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24


Saturday, July 9
11:00 (3D), 2:00 (2D) & 5:00 (2D)

A 10-year-old girl befriends an outcast Big Friendly Giant, who has an intimidating appearance but a kind heart. After attracting the attention of mean giants, the two set out on an adventure to get rid of the bad giants once and for all. Based on the Roald Dahl novel, and from the team behind E.T., the late screenwriter Melissa Mathison and director Steven Spielberg.

Screenplay by Melissa Mathison
Based on the Book by Roald Dahl
Produced by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader

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

Rated PG, 115 minutes, Print Courtesy of Disney


Saturday, July 9

In an oppressive, dystopian dreamland where human emotions have been eradicated, two people fall in love, putting them at odds with themselves and their society.

Screenplay by Nathan Parker
Story by Drake Doremus
Produced by Michael Pruss, Chip Diggins, Ann Ruark, Michael Schaefer, Jay Stern
Directed by Drake Doremus

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Kristen Stewart, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver, Bel Powley, Kai Lennox

Rated PG-13, 101 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24


Sunday, July 10
11:00 (3D) & 2:00 (2D)

After leaving Africa (and the big screen) behind, Tarzan returns to the jungle as a trade emissary, only to discover that he’s a pawn in a deadly plot.

Screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer
Story by Craig Brewer and Adam Cozad
Based on the “Tarzan” Stories Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Produced by Jerry Weintraub, David Barron, Alan Riche, Tony Ludwig
Directed by David Yates

Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Christoph Waltz

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

Rated PG-13, 109 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Sunday, July 10

Go deep inside the 80’s West Hollywood cult the Buddhafield, in this Sundance darling. Packed with bizarre, heart-wrenching footage shot by former member and filmmaker Will Allen.

Directed by Will Allen
Produced by Will Allen, Tracey Harnish, Alexandra Johnes

Interviewed Cast: Will Allen

This feature is a documentary.

Not Rated, 100 minutes, Print Courtesy of WRA Productions


Sunday, July 10

In Australian waters some 200 yards from shore, a short journey to safety becomes the ultimate contest of wills as a young surfer (Blake Lively) tries to outwit a great white shark determined to make her his lunch.

Written by Anthony Jaswinski
Produced by Lynn Harris, Matti Leshem
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra

Cast: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge

Rated PG-13, 87 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures


Saturday, July 16
11:00 (3D) & 2:00 (2D)

Ever wonder what your pets do when you're not home? Inside a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside-down when his owner brings home a sloppy mutt named Duke.

Written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch
Produced by Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Directed by Chris Renaud

Voice Cast: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress

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

Rated PG, 90 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Saturday, July 16

The lives of three twenty-something sisters are upended by the arrival of a half-sister they’ve never met. They bond quickly in this tender, beautifully-shot movie about family love.

Written and Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Based on the Original Graphic Novel by Akimi Yoshida
Produced by Kaoru Matsuzaki, Hijiri Taguchi

Cast: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose

This film is in Japanese with English subtitles.

Rated PG, 126 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Saturday, July 16

Direct from Sundance comes the first female-driven Wall Street thriller. When a senior investment banker is threatened by a financial scandal, she must untangle a web of corrupt practices to save herself.

Screenplay by Amy Fox
Story by Sarah Megan Thomas & Alysia Reiner and Amy Fox
Produced by Alysia Reiner, Sarah Megan Thomas
Directed by Meera Menon

Cast: Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner

Rated R, 100 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Friday, July 22

In 1951, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey struggling with sexual repression and cultural disaffection falls for a young woman, while clashing with the dean at a small Ohio college. Based on the Philip Roth novel, written and directed by James Schamus.

Q&A with James Schamus following the screening.

Written for the Screen and Directed by James Schamus
Based on the Novel by Philip Roth
Produced by Anthony Bregman, James Schamus, Rodrigo Teixeira

Cast: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond, Danny Burstein, Ben Rosenfield, Pico Alexander, Philip Ettinger, Noah Robbins

Rated R, 110 minutes, Print Courtesy of Summit Entertainment


Saturday, July 23
11:00 & 5:00

The latest from Woody Allen. In the 1930s, a young Bronx native who’s looking for an exciting career moves to Hollywood. He's quickly swept up in the glitz and glamour of a high society nightclub, falling in love with a charming woman who happens to be his employer's mistress.

Written and Directed by Woody Allen
Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson

Cast: Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott

Rated PG-13, 96 minutes, Print Courtesy of Amazon Studios


Saturday, July 23

In this deeply emotional documentary, former NFL football player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34, records video journals for his newborn son and wife with the goal to help others with his disease.

Story by Seth Gordon and Clay Tweel
Produced by Seth Gordon, Kimi Culp, Scott Fujita, Mary Rohlich, Tom Lavia, Thomas McEachin, Kevin Lake
Directed by Clay Tweel

Interviewed Cast: Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco, Rivers Gleason

This feature is a documentary.

Not Rated, 110 minutes, Print Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Open Road Films


Saturday, July 23

The latest from writer/director Ira Sachs (Love Is Strange) and co-written by Mauricio Zacharias, this lovely film finds the bond between friends tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.

Written by Mauricio Zacharias & Ira Sachs
Produced by Lucas Joaquin, Ira Sachs, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Jim Landé, L.A. Teodosio
Directed by Ira Sachs

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Alfred Molina, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri

Rated PG, 85 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures


Friday, July 29

Set in 1986 and based on a true story, Bryan Cranston plays a Federal agent who goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s trafficking operation, taking down the largest drug and money laundering enterprise in U.S. history.

Written by Ellen Brown Furman
Based on Robert Mazur’s Biography
Produced by Brad Furman, Don Sikorski, Paul Brennan, Miriam Segal
Directed by Brad Furman

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez, Amy Ryan, Olympia Dukakis, Joseph Gilgun

Not Rated, 127 minutes, Print Courtesy of Broad Green Pictures


Saturday, July 30
11:00 (2D) & 5:00 (3D)

Thirty years after the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man attacked New York City, the beloved supernatural franchise is back, suited and rebooted with a new team of Ghostbusters! From the creative team behind The Heat, Paul Feig and Katie Dippold, and starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Who you gonna’ call?

Written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig
Based on the 1984 Film “Ghostbusters” an Ivan Reitman Film Written by Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis
Produced by Ivan Reitman, Amy Pascal
Directed by Paul Feig

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Chris Hemsworth

Rated PG-13, 116 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures


Saturday, July 30
2:00 (2D) & 8:00 (3D)

While exploring a hostile planet, Capt. Kirk, Spock and the rest of the USS Enterprise crew encounter a mysterious new enemy who threatens them and everything the Federation stands for.

Written by Simon Pegg & Doug Jung
Based upon “Star Trek” Created by Gene Roddenberry
Produced by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Lindsey Weber, Justin Lin
Directed by Justin Lin

Cast: John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoé Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba

Not Yet Rated, Runtime Not Available, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Sunday, July 31
11:00 (3D) & 2:00 (2D)

After Scrat accidentally catapults himself from Earth setting off a series of cosmic events, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd embark on a quest filled with laughter and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands to save Scrat, his acorn and the rest of the Ice Age World.

Screenplay by Michael J. Wilson and Michael Berg and Yoni Brenner
Story by Aubrey Solomon
Produced by Lori Forte
Directed by Mike Thurmeier

Voice Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Simon Pegg, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah

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

Rated PG, 100 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


Sunday, July 31
5:00 & 8:00

Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass and writer Christopher Rouse are at it again in the latest installment in the Bourne franchise. Now remembering who he truly is, Jason Bourne tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.

Written by Paul Greengrass & Christopher Rouse
Based on the Characters Created by Robert Ludlum
Produced by Frank Marshall, Jeffrey M. Weiner, Ben Smith, Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass, Gregory Goodman
Directed by Paul Greengrass

Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones

Rated PG-13, 116 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 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 e-mail Guild Screenings.