The Guild Screenings

July 2017

Welcome to the Writers Guild Theater! Please show up early for a little fun and wit with your fellow scribes.

Summer is in full swing, so we have a great mix of studio blockbusters, indie features, and fascinating documentaries. For those craving big-screen adventure, there's DUNKIRK, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, and SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING.  On the indie side, check out WIND RIVER, BRIGSBY BEAR, and THE HERO. And if you love film music, a must-see is the behind-the-scenes SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY.

We also have four cool Q&A’s. On Sunday, July 2nd, we are excited to have writer/director Edgar Wright with his pedal-to-the-metal heist film BABY DRIVER.  On Sunday, July 9th, we will host writer/director Marti Noxon with her sensitive autobiographical TO THE BONE.  On Saturday, July 15th, co-writer/director Matt Reeves will speak after WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES.  Then on Sunday, July 30th, co-writer/director Jody Lambert appears with his delightful Orson Welles-"War of the Worlds" adventure BRAVE NEW JERSEY.

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. We'll see you at the movies!



Friday, June 30

Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. As tensions come to a head and each side vies for domination, there’s only room for one world to survive: ours or theirs.

Screenplay by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway & Ken Nolan
Story by Akiva Goldsman and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway & Ken Nolan
Based on Hasbro’s Transformers Action Figures
Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy, Ian Bryce
Directed by Michael Bay

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner, Santiago Cabrera

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


Sunday, July 2
11:00 & 5:00

A partially deaf getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. A delirious mash-up of music, capers and car chases.

Q&A with Edgar Wright following the 5pm screening.

Written and Directed by Edgar Wright
Produced by Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner

Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx

Rated R, 113 minutes, Print Courtesy of TriStar Pictures


Sunday, July 2

This powerful, disturbing documentary goes behind enemy lines in Syria to follow the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently,” as they attempt to expose the human rights violations by ISIS and fight the terrorist group’s misinformation campaigns.

Directed, Produced and Filmed by Matthew Heineman

Subjects: Aziz, Hamoud, Hussam, Mohamad

This feature is a Documentary.

Rated R, 90 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Films and Amazon Studios


Sunday, July 2

A dead man returns to his suburban home to console his grieving wife, only to find that in his spectral state, he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.

Written and Directed by David Lowery
Produced by Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston and Adam Donaghey

Cast: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara

Rated R, 87 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24


Saturday, July 8
11:00(3D) & 2:00(2D)

In this animated sequel, Gru and his wife Lucy must stop former ‘80s child star-turned-supervillain Balthazar Bratt from achieving world domination.

Written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio
Produced by Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Directed by Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda

Voice Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Julie Andrews

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

Rated PG, 90 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment


Saturday, July 8

A spiky comedy about two sisters navigating their lives in pre-internet 1990s Manhattan. The two begin to bond, after they find out that their father is having an affair.

Screenplay by Elisabeth Holm & Gillian Robespierre
Story by Elisabeth Holm & Gillian Robespierre and Tom Bean
Produced by Elisabeth Holm, Gigi Pritzker, Russell Levine
Directed by Gillian Robespierre

Cast: Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock, John Turturro

Rated R, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of Amazon Studios


Saturday, July 8

A sheltered man-child obsesses over “Brigsby Bear,” his favorite children’s television show. When the series abruptly ends and he escapes from his underground bunker, he embarks on an impassioned quest to film a movie and finish the storyline. See it to believe it!

Screenplay by Kevin Costello & Kyle Mooney
Story by Kyle Mooney
Produced by Mark Roberts, Al Di, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Will Allegra, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Billy Rosenberg
Directed by Dave McCary

Cast: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Andy Samberg, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins

Rated PG-13, 100 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Sunday, July 9

An aging cowboy actor (Sam Elliott) deals with deteriorating health and lifetime regrets, while trying to mend the relationships in his life and pursue a new romantic interest.

Written by Brett Haley & Marc Basch
Produced by Erik Rommesmo, Sam Bisbee, Houston King
Directed by Brett Haley

Cast: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter, Katharine Ross

Rated R, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Orchard


Sunday, July 9

In this thriller, a man’s life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.

Screenplay by Todd Stein and Nathan Parker
Story by Todd Stein
Produced by Steve Hutensky, Paul Currie, Jodi Matterson, Bruce Davey
Directed by Paul Currie

Cast: Michiel Huisman, Teresa Palmer, Sam Reid

Rated PG-13, 99 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnet Releasing


Sunday, July 9

In a last-ditch effort to battle her severe anorexia, 20-year-old Ellen (Lily Collins) enters a group recovery home to get help from an unconventional doctor. Based on the real-life experiences of writer/director Marti Noxon.

Q&A with Marti Noxon following this screening.

Written and Directed by Marti Noxon
Produced by Bonnie Curtis, Karina Miller, Julie Lynn

Cast: Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor, Alex Sharp, Liana Liberato

Not Rated, 107 minutes, Print Courtesy of Netflix


Sunday, July 9

Set in 19th century rural England, Katherine, who is locked in a loveless marriage to a bitter older man, discovers an unstoppable desire when she begins an affair with one of her husband's servants.

Screenplay by Alice Birch
Based on the Novel by Nikolai Leskov
Produced by Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Directed by William Oldroyd

Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank

Not Rated, 89 minutes, Print Courtesy of Roadside Attractions


Saturday, July 15
10:30 & 5:30 – Presented in 2D only.

In the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his army of intelligent apes are engaged in a heated battle with power-hungry humans. The fate of apes and the future of the planet hangs in the balance.

Q&A with Matt Reeves following the 5:30pm screening.

Written by Mark Bomback & Matt Reeves
Based on Characters Created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Produced by Peter Cherin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Directed by Matt Reeves

Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Terry Notary, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Gabriel Chavarria

Rated PG-13, 142 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


Saturday, July 15
2:00(3D) & 9:00(2D)

High-school superhero Peter Parker aspires to join the Avengers in his guise as Spider-Man, but teenage woes and Tony Stark’s contradictory mentorship only complicates his ambitions. Peter must soon put his powers to the test, when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything Peter holds most important.

Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers
Screen Story by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Produced by Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal
Directed by Jon Watts

Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

Rated PG-13, 133 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios


Friday, July 21

After a mom and dad blow their daughter’s college fund, they start an illegal casino in their basement, complete with strippers, an 11-year-old DJ, and female MMA fighting matches.

Written by Brendan O’Brien & Andrew Jay Cohen
Produced by Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake, Brendan O’Brien, Andrew Jay Cohen, Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
Directed by Andrew Jay Cohen

Cast: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Jeremy Renner

Rated R, 88 minutes, Print Courtesy of New Line Cinema


Sunday, July 23
10:30 & 2:00

A dark force threatens Alpha, an intergalactic metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Screenplay by Luc Besson
Based on the Comic Book Series Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, Published by Dargaud
Produced by Virginie Besson-Silla
Directed by Luc Besson

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer

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

Rated PG-13, 137 minutes, Print Courtesy of STX Films and EuropaCorp Films USA


Sunday, July 23

Set in 1950s France after World War II, a free-spirited woman (Marion Cotillard) in a loveless marriage falls in love with another man, when she is sent to a spa in the Alps. A passionate, intimate character study.

Screenplay by Nicole Garcia and Jacques Fieschi
Based on the Novel “Mal Di Pierre” by Milena Agus
Produced by Alain Attal
Directed by Nicole Garcia

Cast: Marion Cotillard, Alex Brendemühl, Louis Garrel

This film is in French, Spanish and German with English subtitles.

Rated R, 120 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Films


Sunday, July 23

This historical drama details the true story of clockmaker Georg Elser, who tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1939. Arrested by the Gestapo and tortured, Elser thinks back on his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

Written by Fred Breinersdorfer and Léonie-Claire Breinersdorfer
Produced by Boris Ausserer, Oliver Schundler, Fred Breinersdorfer
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel

Cast: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaussner, Johann Von Bülow, David Zimmerschied, Felix Eitner, Rüdiger Klink

This film is in German with English subtitles.

Rated R, 114 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Monday, July 24

An FBI agent teams up with a veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation, where the rule of law is eclipsed by the laws of nature.

Written and Directed by Taylor Sheridan
Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Peter Berg, Matthew George, Wayne L. Rogers, Elizabeth A. Bell

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen

Rated R, 110 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Weinstein Company


Saturday, July 29

Comprised entirely of archival footage taken during those pre-reality-television years, this is a highly entertaining and informative look at how Ronald Reagan redefined the look and feel of what it means to be the POTUS.

Written by Josh Alexander, Pacho Velez, Francisco Bello
Produced by Sierra Pettengill
Directed by Pacho Velez & Sierra Pettengill

Featuring: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Michael Deaver, Sam Donaldson

This feature is a Documentary.

Not Rated, 74 minutes, Print Courtesy of Gravitas Ventures


Saturday, July 29

When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled and wild sides are rediscovered. Soon there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Screenplay by Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver
Story by Erica Rivinoja and Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver
Produced by Will Packer, Malcolm D. Lee
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee

Cast: Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, Mike Colter, Kofi Siriboe, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah

Rated R, 122 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Saturday, July 29
5:00 & 8:00

In 1940, during the early days of World War II, hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium and Canada find themselves trapped on the beach of the French town of Dunkirk, as they face an impossible crisis over eight days.

Written and Directed by Christopher Nolan
Produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan

Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Rated PG-13, 107 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Sunday, July 30

A Hasidic Jewish man living in New York City fights to retain custody of his son after his wife’s death, as tradition dictates that the boy must be raised in a household with a mother. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish.

Written by Joshua Z. Weinstein, Alex Lipschultz, Musa Syeed
Produced by Alex Lipschultz, Traci Carlson, Joshua Z. Weinstein, Daniel Finkelman, Yoni Brook
Directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein

Cast: Menashe Lustig

This film is in Yiddish with English subtitles.

Rated PG, 82 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24


Sunday, July 30

When librarian Fiona receives a troubling letter from her 93-year-old aunt in Paris, she rushes to France and finds that her aunt has disappeared. Then Fiona runs into a homeless man who insinuates himself into her life. A delightful, slapstick-filled visual comedy in the vein of Jacques Tati.

Written and Directed by Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon
Produced by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Christie Molia, Charles Gillibert

Cast: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Emmanuelle Riva, Pierre Richard

This film is in French and English with subtitles.

Not Rated, 83 minutes, Print Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories


Sunday, July 30

A comedy about a small New Jersey town on the night of Orson Welles’ legendary 1938 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast – the hoax that terrified millions into believing Martians were invading America.

Q&A with Jody Lambert following this screening.

Written by Michael Dowling & Jody Lambert
Produced by Taylor Williams, Jen Roskind
Directed by Jody Lambert

Cast: Tony Hale, Heather Burns, Anna Camp, Dan Bakkedahl, Sam Jaeger, Mel Rodriguez, Raymond J. Barry, Grace Kaufman, Matt Oberg, Erika Alexander, Leonard Earl Howze, Evan Jonigkeit, Harp Sandman, Noah Lomax

Not Rated, 86 minutes, Print Courtesy of Gravitas Ventures


Sunday, July 30

This documentary brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of film scoring.

Written and Directed by Matt Schrader
Produced by Robert Kraft, Trevor Thompson, Nate Gold, Kenny Holmes

Featuring: Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Quincy Jones, Rachel Portman, Trent Reznor

This feature is a Documentary.

Not Rated, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of Gravitas Ventures

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.