Guild Screenings
MAY 2015

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

Well, summer is beginning for the studios, and the big guns are showing up. This month, we have a number of tentpole extravaganzas for your enjoyment… AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, and TOMORROWLAND! We also have a number of intriguing indies and art films, among them SLOW WEST, WELCOME TO ME, and TIME LAPSE. We also have two cool show biz documentaries: THAT GUY DICK MILLER is about the life of the hard-working character actor. MISERY LOVES COMEDY is about the miserable state of funny people, and co-writer/director Kevin Pollak & co-writer John Vorhaus will be joining us for a Q&A! The screening is on Saturday, May 9 at 5pm, and Kevin promises to be hilarious.

Members may bring TWO GUESTS to all regular screenings, 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.

Click on movie titles to view trailers.

Saturday, May 2
11:00

EVERY SECRET THING

Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener
Based on the Book by Laura Lippman
Produced by Anthony Bregman, Frances McDormand
Directed by Amy Berg

Cast: Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker, Common

Rated R, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of Starz Digital


Saturday, May 2
2:00

SAINT LAURENT

Screenplay by Thomas Bidegain and Bertrand Bonello
Produced by Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
Directed by Bertrand Bonello

Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Jeremie Renier, Louis Garrel, Lea Seydoux, Amira Casar, Aymeline Valade, Micha Lescot, Helmut Berger, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Valerie Donzelli, Asmine Trinca, Dominique Sanda

This film is in French and English with subtitles.

Rated R, 150 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Saturday, May 2
5:30

THAT GUY DICK MILLER

Written and Directed by Elijah Drenner
Produced by Lainie Miller, Elijah Drenner

Interviewed Cast: Dick Miller, Lainie Miller, John Sayles, Ernest R. Dickerson, Joe Dante, Ira Steven Behr, Roger Corman and many more.

This feature is a documentary.

Not Rated, 91 minutes, Print Courtesy of Indiecan Entertainment and Autumn Rose Productions


Saturday, May 2
8:00

TRUE STORY

Screenplay by Rupert Goold and David Kajganich
Based on the Book by Michael Finkel
Produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Anthony Katagas
Directed by Rupert Goold

Cast: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones, Robert John Burke, Gretchen Mol, Ethan Suplee

Rated R, 104 minutes, Print Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures


Monday, May 4
7:30

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

Screenplay by David Nicholls
Based on the Novel by Thomas Hardy
Produced by Andrew MacDonald, Allon Reich
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Juno Temple, Jessica Barden

Rated PG-13, 119 minutes, Print Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures


Saturday, May 9
10:30, 2:00 & 9:00

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON – Presented in 2D

Written and Directed by Joss Whedon
Produced by Kevin Feige

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson

Rated PG-13, 141 minutes, Print Courtesy of Marvel Studios


Saturday, May 9
5:30

MISERY LOVES COMEDY
Q&A with co-writer/director Kevin Pollak & co-writer John Vorhaus following the screening.

Written by Kevin Pollak & John Vorhaus
Produced by Becky Newhall, Burton Ritchie, Barry Katz
Directed by Kevin Pollak

Interviewed Cast: Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Steve Coogan, Maria Bamford, Jim Gaffigan, Larry David, Tom Hanks

This feature is a documentary.

Not Yet Rated, 94 minutes, Print Courtesy of Tribeca Film


Sunday, May 10
11:00

SLOW WEST

Written and Directed by John Maclean
Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Conor McCaughan, Rachel Gardner

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn

Rated R, 84 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24


Sunday, May 10
2:00  

GOOD KILL

Written by Andrew Niccol
Produced by Nicolas Chartier, Zev Foreman, Mark Amin
Directed by Andrew Niccol

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, Zoë Kravitz, Jake Abel, January Jones

Rated R, 103 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Films


Sunday, May 10
5:00

WELCOME TO ME

Written by Eliot Laurence
Produced by Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Aaron L. Gilbert, Marina Grasic, Adam McKay, Kristen Wiig
Directed by Shira Piven

Cast: Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusak, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, James Marsden, Tim Robbins

Rated R, 87 minutes, Print Courtesy of Alchemy


Sunday, May 10
8:00

THE CONNECTION

Screenplay by Audrey Diwan, Cédric Jimenez
Produced by Alain Goldman
Directed by Cédric Jimenez

Cast: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette, Mélanie Doutey

This film is in French with English subtitles.

Rated R, 135 minutes, Print Courtesy of Drafthouse Films


Friday, May 15
7:30

RIDE

Written and Directed by Helen Hunt
Produced by Elizabeth Friedman, Greg Little, Karen Lauder, Helen Hunt, Moon Blauner

Cast: Helen Hunt, Brenton Thwaites, Luke Wilson

Not Rated, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of Screen Media Films


Sunday, May 17
11:00 & 2:00

PITCH PERFECT 2

Written by Kay Cannon
Based on the Book by Mickey Rapkin
Produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman, Elizabeth Banks
Directed by Elizabeth Banks

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Ben Platt, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks

Rated PG-13, 115 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Sunday, May 17
5:00

ADULT BEGINNERS

Screenplay by Jeff Cox & Liz Flahive
Story by Nick Kroll and Jeff Cox & Liz Flahive
Produced by Sam Slater, Paul Bernon, Marcus Cox, Karrie Cox, Nick Kroll, Jared Ian Goldman

Cast: Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Paula Garces, Jane Krakowski, Joel McHale, Bobby Moynihan, Mike Birbiglia, Josh Charles

Rated R, 90 minutes, Print Courtesy of Radius


Sunday, May 17
8:00

RESULTS

Written and Directed by Andrew Bujalski
Produced by Sam Slater, Paul Bernon, Houston King

Cast: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan

Not Rated, 105 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures


Friday, May 22
7:30

HOT PURSUIT

Written by David Feeney & John Quaintance
Produced by Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon, Dana Fox
Directed by Anne Fletcher

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, John Carroll Lynch, Robert Kazinsky

Rated PG-13, Runtime Not Available, Print Courtesy of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures


Saturday, May 23
11:00 (2D), 5:00 & 8:00 (3D)

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – Presented in 2D and 3D

Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
Produced by Doug Mitchell, George Miller, P.J. Voeten
Directed by George Miller

Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zöe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton

Rated R, 120 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Saturday, May 23
2:00

5 FLIGHTS UP

Screenplay by Charles Peters
Based on the Novel “Heroic Measures” by Jill Ciment
Produced by Lori McCreary, Tracy Mercer, Charlie Peters
Directed by Richard Loncraine

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Cynthia Nixon, Claire van der Boom, Korey Jackson, Carrie Preston

Rated PG-13, 92 minutes, Print Courtesy of Focus World


Saturday, May 30
11:00, 5:00 & 8:00

TOMORROWLAND

Screenplay by Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird
Story by Damon Lindelof & Brad Bird & Jeff Jensen
Produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeffrey Chernov
Directed by Brad Bird

Cast: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Robinson

Rated PG, 130 minutes, Print Courtesy of Disney


Saturday, May 30
2:00

TIME LAPSE

Written by Bradley King and BP Cooper
Produced by BP Cooper, Rick Montgomery
Directed by Bradley King

Cast: Danielle Panabaker, Matt O’Leary, George Finn

Not Rated, 104 minutes, Print Courtesy of XLrator Media


Sunday, May 31
11:00 (English) & 2:00 (Japanese w/subtitles)

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

Screenplay by Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Based on the Novel by Joan G. Robinson
Produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Cast: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura

Foreign Language Screenplay Adaptation by David Freeman (English Version)
Produced by Geoffrey Wexler
Directed by Jamie Simone
English Voice Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka

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

Rated PG, 103 minutes, Print Courtesy of G Kids


Sunday, May 31
5:00 & 8:00

POLTERGEIST

Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based upon the 1982 Motion Picture entitled “Poltergeist” Screenplay by Steven Spielberg & Michael Grais & Mark Victor
Story by Steven Spielberg
Produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Roy Lee
Directed by Gil Kenan

Cast: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams

Rated PG-13, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


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.

PLEASE REMEMBER: OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINKS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE WGA THEATER