The Guild Screenings

February 2017

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

As we finish awards season, we are bringing you a number of wonderful Academy Award-nominated foreign and animated titles that may have slipped past you. Please take note of MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI, A MAN CALLED OVE, and LAND OF MINE, which all demonstrate superior storytelling from around the globe. We have also re-booked Pedro Almodovar's JULIETA, which suffered technical glitches last month!

For family matinee surrealism, we have the bonkers LEGO BATMAN MOVIE. For adult surrealism, we have A CURE FOR WELLNESS. And for a boundary-shattering redefinition of the modern horror film, check out GET OUT.

Finally, on February 18th, we have a very special event: A 20th Anniversary Screening of JERRY MAGUIRE, with writer/director Cameron Crowe in person for a Q&A! This film is magnificent – generous in spirit, funny and humane, concerned with loyalty and the value of success. It has career-defining work by Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. in his Oscar-winning performance. Please join us as we enjoy JERRY MAGUIRE again on the big screen!

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!



Monday, January 30

Caught up in a web of corrupt cops and a criminal underworld, a police officer (Jamie Foxx) spends a sleepless night trying to rescue his kidnapped son from a dangerous gang after a heist goes wrong.

Screenplay by Andrea Berloff
Based on the Film "Nuit Blanche" Written by Frédéric Jardin & Nicolas Saada & Olivier Douyère
Produced by Roy Lee, Adam Stone
Directed by Baran Bo Odar

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, Tip "T.I." Harris, Gabrielle Union, Scoot McNairy

Rated R, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of Open Road Films


Friday, February 3

A young law student suspects that his stepfather was responsible for an accident that left his mother in a coma, so he debates if he should kill the man. This noir thriller then goes into a twisty split-narrative structure, exploring the various ways the future could play out.

Written and Directed by Christopher Smith
Produced by Julie Baines, Jason Newmark, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross

Cast: Tye Sheridan, Bel Powley, Emory Cohen, Stephen Moyer

Rated R, 97 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnet Releasing


Saturday, February 4
11:00 & 2:00

After his mother’s sudden death, a shy young boy is sent to live at an orphanage. There, he eventually learns to move past his grief and discover happiness. A beautifully-made, tender film, nominated for the Academy's Best Animated Feature.

Screenplay by Céline Sciamma
Based on "Autobiography of a Courgette" by Gille Paris
Produced by Max Karli, Pauline Gygax, Armelle Glorennec, Marc Bonny, Kate Merkt, Michel Merkt
Directed by Claude Barras

Voice Cast: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud, Michel Vuillermoz, Raul Ribera, Estelle Hennard, Elliot Sanchez, Lou Wick, Brigitte Rosset, Adrien Barazzone, Véronique Montel, Monica Budde

This film is in French with English subtitles.

FAMILY MATINEE: Members can bring up to 3 guests to the 11am & 2pm screenings.

Rated PG-13, 70 minutes, Print Courtesy of GKids


Satuday, February 4

An angry old man, committed to visiting his wife's grave and making people's lives miserable, has his existence upended by his boisterous new neighbors. A grimly funny and ultimately emotional tale. Nominated for the Academy's Best Foreign Film.

Screenplay by Hannes Holm
Based on the Novel by Fredrik Backman
Produced by Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikström Nicastro
Directed by Hannes Holm

Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll, Chatarina Larsson, Tobias Almborg, Börje Lundberg, Klas Wiljergård, Simeon Lindgren, Poyan Kamiri, Johan Wilderberg, Stefan Gödicke

This film is in Swedish with English subtitles.

Rated PG-13, 116 minutes, Print Courtesy of Music Box Films


Saturday, February 4

After a heist goes terribly wrong, a man must call on his former drug smuggling boss to protect his girlfriend from mobsters who want to kill them both.

Screenplay by F. Scott Frazier and Eran Creevy
Story by F. Scott Frazier
Produced by Joel Silver, Ben Pugh, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Rory Aitken, Daniel Hetzer
Directed by Eran Creevy

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Marwan Kenzari, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Hopkins

Rated PG-13, 99 minutes, Print Courtesy of IM Global and Open Road Films


Sunday, February 5

A charming, thoughtful movie about the thousands of cats that wander through Istanbul. A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of these mysterious animals.

Directed by Ceyda Torun
Produced by Charlie Wuppermann, Ceyda Torun

Narrator: Bülent Üstün

This Documentary is in Turkish with English subtitles.

Unrated, 80 minutes, Print Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories


Sunday, February 5

After a casual encounter with her long lost daughter’s best friend, middle-aged Julieta learns that her daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. This begins a painful reflection by Julieta into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments that defined her current life. The latest from acclaimed writer/director Pedro Almodóvar.

Written and Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Based on Stories by Alice Munro
Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther Garciá

Cast: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Darío Grandinetti, Michelle Jenner, Rossy de Palma

This film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Rated R, 99 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Sunday, February 5

A ghost story in the fashion underworld of Paris. When an American woman working for an egotistical celebrity starts to receive anonymous, threatening messages, she begins to unravel. Kristen Stewart is exceptional in this paranoid, unnerving film.

Written and Directed by Olivier Assayas
Produced by Charles Gillibert

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, Ty Olwin, Hammou Graia, Nora von Waldstätten, Benjamin Biolay

This film is in English, French and Swedish with subtitles.

Rated R, 105 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Films


Sunday, February 5

A new chapter in the RING horror franchise. A young woman makes a horrifying discovery about a video that kills people, seven days after they watch it.

Screenplay by David Loucka and Jacob Estes and Akiva Goldsman
Story by David Loucka and Jacob Estes
Produced by Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald
Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez

Cast: Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan, Vincent D'Onofrio

Rated PG-13, 102 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Friday, February 10

In the aftermath of World War II, a group of young German prisoners are ordered to dig up and disarm 2 million land-mines with their bare hands. A nuanced, unsettling story about violence and sacrifice. Nominated for the Academy's Best Foreign Film.

Written and Directed by Martin Zandvliet
Produced by Mikael Christian Rieks, Malte Grunert

Cast: Roland Møller, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Emil Belton, Oskar Belton

This film is in Danish, German and English with subtitles.

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


Sunday, February 12
10:30 & 5:00

A young executive travels to a remote location in the Swiss Alps to retrieve his company’s CEO from a “wellness spa,” but he soon begins to unravel bizarre, wicked plans that go far beyond improving the health of their patients.

Screenplay by Justin Haythe
Story by Justin Haythe & Gore Verbinski
Produced by Arnon Milchan, Gore Verbinski, David Crockett
Directed by Gore Verbinski

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth

Rated R, 146 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


Sunday, February 12

In London in the 1940s, Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana falls in love with a white London woman. Their courtship and subsequent marriage creates turbulence and dissent in both Europe and Africa. Based on extraordinary true events.

Screenplay by Guy Hibbert
Produced by Rick McCallum, David Oyelowo, Peter Heslop, Brunson Green, Justin Moore-Lewy, Charlie Mason
Directed by Amma Asante

Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike

Rated PG-13, 111 minutes, Print Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures


Sunday, February 12

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return in the second chapter in the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from the past start to circle them, determined to destroy their hopes for a future.

Screenplay by Niall Leonard
Based on the Novel by E. L. James
Produced by Michael De Luca, E. L. James, Dana Brunetti, Marcus Viscidi
Directed by James Foley

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Max Martini, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden

Rated R, 115 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Friday, February 17

Legendary hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassin’s guild, in this sequel to the 2014 hit.

Written by Derek Kolstad
Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee
Directed by Chad Stahelski

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, Lance Reddick, Bridget Moynahan, Franco Nero, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane

Rated R, 122 minutes, Print Courtesy of Summit Entertainment


Saturday, February 18
11:00 & 2:00

Lego craziness is back! Big changes are brewing in Gotham City, and Batman must deal not only with a hostile takeover by the Joker, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he accidentally adopted.

Screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jared Stern & John Whittington
Story by Seth Grahame-Smith
Based on LEGO Construction Toys
Based on Characters from DC Entertainment
Produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Roy Lee
Directed by Chris McKay

Voice Cast: Will Arnet, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes

Presented in 2D only.

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

Rated PG, 104 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group

JERRY MAGUIRE - 20th Anniversary Screening

Saturday, February 18

20TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING! When a slick sports agent has a crisis of conscience and is fired for expressing it, he starts his own management firm with only a single mother joining him and a sole client to bank on. Heartfelt and funny, with superb performances and a dazzling script. A modern classic.

Q&A with Cameron Crowe following the screening.

Written and Directed by Cameron Crowe
Produced by James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai, Laurence Mark, Cameron Crowe

Cast: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renee Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, Bonnie Hunt

Rated R, 139 minutes, Print Courtesy of TriStar Pictures


Saturday, February 18

This sweeping historical drama follows two lovers as they try to survive the Holodomor, a massive famine caused by Joseph Stalin’s genocidal policies against Ukraine in the 1930s.

Screenplay by Richard Bachynsky-Hoover and George Mendeluk
Story by Richard Bachynsky-Hoover
Produced by Ian Ihnatowycz, Stuart Baird, Chad Barager, Jaye Gazeley, George Mendeluk
Directed by George Mendeluk

Cast: Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper, Tamer Hassan, Terence Stamp

Rated R, 103 minutes, Print Courtesy of Roadside Attractions


Monday, February 20

In this action epic set in 15th century China, a group of British warriors joins up with Chinese soldiers to fight off an attack from supernatural menaces, all centered on the world’s most iconic structure.

Screenplay by Carlo Bernard & Doug Miro and Tony Gilroy
Story by Max Brooks and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz
Produced by Thomas Tull, Charles Roven, Jon Jashni, Peter Loehr
Directed by Zhang Yimou

Cast: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Hanyu Zhang, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Kenny Lin, Junkai Wang, Zheng Kai, Cheney Chen, Xuan Huang, Andy Lau

This film is in English, Mandarin and Ukrainian with subtitles.

Rated PG-13, 103 minutes, Print Courtesy of Legendary Films and Universal Pictures


Friday, February 24

A young African American man uncovers a twisted plot at his white girlfriend’s family estate, in this race-conscious, astonishing horror feature from comedian Jordan Peele.

Written and Directed by Jordan Peele
Produced by Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Jordan Peele

Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, Catherine Keener

Rated R, Runtime Not Yet Available, 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.