The Guild Screenings

October 2016

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

No tricks, just treats for WGA filmgoers this October. We’ve got big studio releases (GIRL ON THE TRAIN, THE ACCOUNTANT, JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK), must-see indies (THE BIRTH OF A NATION, CERTAIN WOMEN, THE HANDMAIDEN, GOAT), fascinating documentaries (AUDRIE & DAISY, THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT) and some films for the family (MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN and STORKS), along with plenty more titles. If that’s not enough, on Saturday, October 22nd we welcome writers Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight to join us for a Q&A following their new film, HACKSAW RIDGE. And on October 29th the Committee for Black Writers and the LGBT Writers Committee are co-sponsoring a screening of MOONLIGHT followed by a Q&A and reception with writer/director Barry Jenkins.

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, October 8
11:00 (2D)

No longer in the business of delivering babies, but packages, the Storks must scramble to fix an error when an unexpected baby arrives, in this madcap story.

Written by Nicholas Stoller
Produced by Brad Lewis, Nicholas Stoller
Directed by Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland

Voice Cast: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Danny Trejo

Family Matinee: Members can bring up to 3 guests ages 3 and up to this screening.

Rated PG, 87 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Saturday, October 8

Shirley MacLaine stars as a woman whose life changes when a life insurance check is mistakenly made out for far $5,000,000 instead of $50,000. She and her best friend grab the windfall and head out for the adventure of a lifetime.

Screenplay by Claudia Myers & Gary Kanew
Based on the Story by Gary Kanew
Produced by Blythe Frank
Directed by Andy Tennant

Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, Billy Connolly, Santiago Segura, Howard Hesseman, Matt Walsh, Jay Hayden, Rebecca Da Costa, Demi Moore

Rated PG-13, 86 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Weinstein Company


Saturday, October 8

The lives of three strong-willed women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail. We discover the melancholy and struggles of their lives in this richly-told film, grounded by wonderful performances by Michelle Williams, Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart.

Screenplay by Kelly Reichardt
Based on Stories by Maile Meloy
Produced by Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savajani
Directed by Kelly Reichardt

Cast: Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, James Le Gros, Jared Harris, Lily Gladstone, Rene Auberjonois

Rated R, 107 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Films


Saturday, October 8

This striking documentary profiles two teenage girls who went to parties, drank alcohol, passed out, and were sexually assaulted by guys they thought were their friends. In the aftermath, both girls discovered that the crimes were documented on cell phones, changing their lives forever.

Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk
Produced by Richard Berge, Sara Dosa, Bonni Cohen

Subjects: Robin Bourland, Catherine Daisy Coleman, Charles Coleman, Melinda Coleman, Ella Fairon, Holly Fairon, Jim Fall, Delaney Henderson, Kym Henderson, Amanda Le, Jean Peters Baker, Paige Parkhurst, Lawrence Pott, Lisa Pott, Sheila Pott, Angela Rose, Jada Smith, Sukieda Smith, Darren White

This feature is a Documentary.

Not Rated, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of Netflix


Sunday, October 9
11:00 (3D) & 2:00 (2D)

After a family tragedy, a boy follows a series of clues that lead him to a mysterious orphanage on a remote Welsh island. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers – and their terrifying enemies.

Screenplay by Jane Goldman
Based upon the Novel Written by Ransom Riggs, Published by Quirk Books
Produced by Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping
Directed by Tim Burton

Cast: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson

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

Rated PG-13, 127 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


Sunday, October 9
5:00 & 8:00

A recent divorcee spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. Until, one morning she sees something shocking, entangling her in a complicated mystery.

Screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson
Based on the Novel by Paula Hawkins
Produced by Marc Platt
Directed by Tate Taylor

Cast: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow, Laura Prepon

Rated R, 112 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Monday, October 10

A bumbling driver for an armored-car company teams up with a bunch of harebrained criminals to organize one of the biggest bank heists in American history. An action comedy based on true events.

Screenplay by Chris Bowman & Hubble Palmer and Emily Spivey
Story by Emily Spivey and Chris Bowman & Hubble Palmer
Produced by Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn
Directed by Jared Hess

Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis

Rated PG-13, 94 minutes, Print Courtesy of Relativity Studios


Friday, October 14
6:30 & 9:30

Set against the antebellum South, this searing spectacle follows American-born slave Nat Turner, as he orchestrates an uprising to free slaves in Virginia.

Screenplay by Nate Parker
Story by Nate Parker & Jean McGianni Celestin
Produced by Nate Parker, Kevin Turen, Jason Michael Berman, Aaron L. Gilbert, Preston L. Holmes
Directed by Nate Parker

Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley

Rated R, 120 minutes, Print Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures


Saturday, October 15

Desperate to shake things up at his dull school, a normally quiet teen and his best friends decide to break all the rules and let the students run amok.

Screenplay by Chris Bowman & Hubble Palmer and Kara Holden
Based on the Book by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
Produced by Leopoldo Gout, Bill Robinson
Directed by Steve Carr

Cast: Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Thomas Barbusca, Andy Daly, Adam Pally

Family Matinee: Members can bring up to 3 guests ages 3 and up to this screening.

Rated PG, 92 minutes, Print Courtesy of CBS Films and Lionsgate


Saturday, October 15

This sensual thriller is set in 1930s Korea, where a hired handmaiden gets involved in a plot to defraud a young Japanese heiress of her fortune. However, that plan changes when the two women begin to have feelings for each other.

Screenplay by Chung Seo-Kyung, Park Chan-Wook
Inspired by the Novel “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters
Produced by Park Chan-Wook, Syd Lim
Directed by Park Chan-Wook

Cast: Kim Min-Hee, Ha Jung-Woo, Cho Jin-Woong, Kim Hae-Sook, Moon So-Ri

This film is in Korean and Japanese with English subtitles.

Not Rated, 144 minutes, Print Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Magnolia Pictures


Saturday, October 15

Based on Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, AMERICAN PASTORAL follows a hardworking man whose world begins to fall apart, when his activist daughter commits a heinous act of political terrorism.

Q&A with writer John Romano begins immediately after screening.

Screenplay by John Romano
Based on the Novel by Philip Roth
Produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Andre Lamal
Directed by Ewan McGregor

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Peter Riegert, Rupert Evans, Uzo Aduba, Molly Parker, Valorie Curry, Hannah Nordberg, Julia Silverman, Mark Hildreth, Samantha Mathis, David Strathairn

Rated R, 126 minutes, Print Courtesy of Lionsgate


Saturday, October 15
8:15 - Time Adjusted

A vulnerable 19-year-old follows his older brother to college and pledges the same fraternity, only to have his loyalty and sanity tested in increasingly disturbing hazing rituals.

Screenplay by David Gordon Green and Andrew Neel & Mike Roberts
Based on the Book by Brad Lano
Produced by James Franco, Vince Jolivette, David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon
Directed by Andrew Neel

Cast: Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty, Virginia Gardner, Jake Picking, James Franco

Rated R, 96 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Film Arcade


Saturday, October 22

Stuck at a crossroads in her personal life, a high-school English teacher chaperones three of her students on a weekend trip to a drama competition. There, she discovers that coming of age stories are not just for teenagers.

Written by Julia Hart & Jordan Horowitz
Produced by Alex Turtletaub, Michael B. Clark, Jordan Horowitz, Gary Gilbert
Directed by Julia Hart

Cast: Lily Rabe, Timotheé Chalamet, Lili Reinhart, Anthony Quintal, Rob Huebel, Oscar Nuñez

Not Rated, 86 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Orchard


Saturday, October 22
2:00 & 8:30

A mild-mannered accountant, who is better at judging numbers than people, begins moonlighting for a criminal organization.

Produced by Mark Williams, Lynette Howell Taylor
Directed by Gavin O’Connor

Cast: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow

Rated R, 128 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Saturday, October 22

This is the extraordinary true story of World War II Army Medic Desmond Doss, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his rescue efforts on the battlefields of Okinawa... despite being a conscientious objector and refusing to bear arms.

Q&A with writers Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight begins immediately after screening.

Screenplay by Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight
Produced by David Permut, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, William D. Johnson, Bruce Davey, Paul Currie, Terry Benedict
Directed by Mel Gibson

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn

Rated PG-13, 131 minutes, Print Courtesy of Summit Entertainment


Monday, October 24

A biopic about 1970s TV reporter Christine Chubbuck, who was tormented by depression and committed suicide live on the air. Rebecca Hall is heartbreaking and electric in the part.

Written by Craig Shilowich
Produced by Melody C. Roscher, Craig Shilowich
Directed by Antonio Campos

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, Maria Dizzia, Timothy Simons, J. Smith-Cameron, Kim Shaw

Rated R, 115 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Orchard


Friday, October 28

A suburban couple discovers that their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors are actually government spies, thrusting them into an international espionage imbroglio.

Written by Michael LeSieur
Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes
Directed by Greg Mottola

Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, John Hamm, Gal Gadot

Rated PG-13, 100 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


Saturday, October 29
11:00 & 5:00

On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name, in this sequel.

Screenplay by Richard Wenk and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz
Based on the Book “Never Go Back” by Lee Child
Produced by Tom Cruise, Don Granger, Christopher McQuarrie
Directed by Edward Zwick

Cast: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Patrick Heusinger, Aldis Hodge, Holt McCallany, Robert Knepper

Not Rated, 118 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Saturday, October 29

In 1950s Australia, a glamorous worldly dressmaker returns to her hometown, which she fled at a young age after being accused of a horrific crime. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts revenge on those who did her wrong.

Written by Jocelyn Moorhouse & P.J. Hogan
Based on the Novel “The Dressmaker” by Rosalie Ham
Produced by Sue Maslin
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse

Cast: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving

Rated R, 119 minutes, Print Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Broad Green Pictures


Saturday, October 29

This drama chronicles the life of a young black man as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Q&A with writer/director Barry Jenkins, moderated by Patrik-Ian Polk, begins immediately after screening with a light reception to follow.
*This screening is co-sponsored by the Committee of Black Writers and the LGBT Writers Committee*

Screenplay by Barry Jenkins
Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Produced by Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner
Directed by Barry Jenkins

Cast: Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali

Rated R, 110 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24


Sunday, October 30

After tragedy strikes him, a man reaches an emotional crossroads. Upset and desperate for work, he agrees to drive a truck cross country for cash, unaware that the cargo contains two sisters, victims of human trafficking. When he discovers them, he is forced to choose whether to fight for what is right. Inspired by true events.

Screenplay by Chris Dowling, Tyler Poelle
Story by the Smallbone Brothers
Produced by Steve Barnett
Directed by Ben Smallbone

Cast: Joel Smallbone, Bianca Santos, Amber Midthunder, Jim Parrack, David Koechner

Rated PG-13, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of Roadside Attractions


Sunday, October 30

This mind-boggling documentary explores the strange-but-true, but it really happened kidnapping of a South Korean movie star and her ex-husband film director, by movie buff Kim Jong-il. The dictator then forced them to make lavish films for North Korea for years, before they finally escaped.

Written by Robert Cannan, Ross Adam and Jim Hession
Produced by Natasha Dack Ojumu, Robert Cannan and Ross Adam
Directed by Robert Cannan and Ross Adam

Subjects: Shin Sang-ok, Choi Eun-hee

This Documentary is in Korean and Japanese with English subtitles.

Not Rated, 98 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures


Sunday, October 30

A group of Mexicans trying to cross the border are hunted by a malicious vigilante, who has taken border duties into his own racist hands.

Written by Jonás Cuarón and Mateo Garcia Elizondo
Produced by Jonás Cuarón, Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Cuarón, Alex Garcia, Charles Gillibert
Directed by Jonás Cuarón

Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondra Hidalgo

This film is in Spanish and English with subtitles.

Rated R, 94 minutes, Print Courtesy of STX Entertainment


Sunday, October 30

In 1967, two young CIA agents get involved in a wild NASA conspiracy to fake the moon landing. This phony documentary utilizes real NASA footage, the making of 2001 and Stanley Kubrick to create a crazy, Zelig-like alternate reality of our past.

Written by Matt Johnson and Josh Boles
Produced by Matthew Miller, Lee Kim and Matt Johnson
Directed by Matt Johnson

Cast: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Josh Boles

Rated R, 94 minutes, Print Courtesy of Lionsgate Premiere

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.