The Guild Screenings

November 2019

Welcome to the Guild Screenings! Please feel free to visit your theater early, to schmooze and banter with your fellow scribes.

So many reasons to give thanks this November at your Guild Screenings. Aside from an eclectic slate of big studio movies (DOCTOR SLEEP, TERMINATOR: DARK FATE, LAST CHRISTMAS, FORD v FERRARI) and must-see indies (BURNING CANE, WAVES, THE SONG OF NAMES), we’re offering a bounty of special Q&A events.

On November 1st, co-writer Gregory Allen Howard and co-writer/director Kasi Lemmons will join us for a screening and discussion of their new biographical drama, HARRIET, about the life of Harriet Tubman. Friday, November 8th, you won’t want to miss THE TWO POPES with writer Anthony McCarten in attendance. On Saturday, November 9th, we’re thrilled to welcome writer Steven Zaillian for a screening of THE IRISHMAN. The next day, November 10th, writers Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster will be interviewed after a screening of their Mr. Rogers biopic, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

The following weekend, on Friday, November 15th, we’ll have writer/director Noah Baumbach in after a screening of his eagerly anticipated new film, MARRIAGE STORY. On Saturday, November 16th, we’ll screen the Fox News inspired docudrama, BOMBSHELL along with a Q&A with writer Charles Randolph

But wait, there’s still one more weekend before Thanksgiving! On Friday, November 22nd, we welcome writer/director Greta Gerwig to join us in discussing her new adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN. And finally, on Sunday, November 24th, we’ll screen the psychological thriller, DARK WATERS, followed by a Q&A with writers Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan.

As always, members may bring TWO GUESTS to all regular screenings, except where noted. Seating is first come, first serve. 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. Free parking is available on garage levels 4 and up only. We'll see you at the movies!

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MARRIAGE STORY

Friday, November 15
7:30

An incisive, compassionate and devastating look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Q&A with writer/director Noah Baumbach immediately following this screening.

Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach
Produced by David Heyman, Noah Baumbach

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, Merritt Wever, Azhy Robertson

Rated R, 136 minutes, Print Courtesy of Netflix

BOMBSHELL

Saturday, November 16
11:00 & 5:00

A group of women decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he created over the network.

Q&A with writer Charles Randolph immediately following the 5pm screening.

Written by Charles Randolph
Produced by Aaron L. Gilbert, Jay Roach, Robert Graf, Michelle Graham, Charles Randolph, Margaret Riley, Charlize Theron, Beth Kono, A.J. Dix
Directed by Jay Roach

Cast: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow, Margot Robbie

Not Yet Rated, 108 minutes, Print Courtesy of Lionsgate

TERMINATOR: DARK FATE

Saturday, November 16
2:00

Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.

Screenplay by David Goyer & Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray
Story by James Cameron & Charles Eglee & Josh Friedman & David Goyer & Justin Rhodes
Produced by James Cameron, David Ellison
Directed by Tim Miller

Cast: Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta

Rated R, 128 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

DOCTOR SLEEP

Saturday, November 16
8:30

Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers. He tries to protect her from a cult that preys on children with powers, so they can remain immortal.

Screenplay by Mike Flanagan
Based upon the Novel by Stephen King
Produced by Trevor Macy, Jon Berg
Directed by Mike Flanagan

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe, Cliff Curtis

Rated R, 151 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

LAST CHRISTMAS

Sunday, November 17
10:30

A young woman makes a terrible decision to work as a Santa's elf at a department store. Then she meets a charming man. Her life takes a new turn... which is too good to be true.

Screenplay by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings
Story by Emma Thompson & Greg Wise
Produced by David Livingstone, Emma Thompson, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson
Directed by Paul Feig

Cast: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson

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

FORD v FERRARI

Sunday, November 17
1:30 & 8:00

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966.

Written by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller
Produced by Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, James Mangold
Directed by James Mangold

Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon

Rated PG-13, 152 minutes, Print Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

THE AERONAUTS

Sunday, November 17
5:00

Pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival, while they attempt to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.

Screenplay by Jack Thorne
Story by Tom Harper and Jack Thorne
Inspired by the Book “Falling Upwards” by Richard Holmes
Produced by Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman, Tom Harper
Directed by Tom Harper

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Phoebe Fox, Himesh Patel, Rebecca Front, Robert Glenister, Vincent Perez, Anne Reid, Tom Courtenay

Rated PG-13, 100 minutes, Print Courtesy of Amazon Studios

LITTLE WOMEN

Friday, November 22
7:30

Four sisters come of age in America, in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Q&A with writer/director Greta Gerwig immediately following this screening.

Written for the Screen and Directed by Greta Gerwig
Based on the Novel by Louisa May Alcott
Produced by Amy Pascal, Denise Di Novi, Robin Swicord

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper, Meryl Streep

Rated PG, 135 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

FROZEN II

Saturday, November 23
11:00(3D) & 2:00(2D)

Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

Screenplay by Jennifer Lee
Story by Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, Mark E. Smith, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Produced by Peter Del Vecho
Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Voice Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad

FAMILY MATINEE: Members may bring up to 3 guests (ages 3 and up) to these screenings.

Rated PG, 104 minutes, Print Courtesy of Disney

QUEEN & SLIM

Saturday, November 23
5:00

A couple's first date takes an unexpected turn, when a police officer pulls them over.

Screenplay by Lena Waithe
Story by James Frey and Lena Waithe
Produced by James Frey, Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas, Michelle Knudsen, Andrew Coles, Brad Weston, Pamela Abdy
Directed by Melina Matsoukas

Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, John Sturgill Simpson, Indya Moore

Rated R, 132 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures

CHARLIE’S ANGELS

Saturday, November 23
8:30

When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.

Screenplay by Elizabeth Banks
Story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn
Based on the Television Series Created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts
Produced by Doug Belgrad, Elizabeth Cantillon, Max Handelman, Elizabeth Banks
Directed by Elizabeth Banks

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, Patrick Stewart

Rated PG-13, 119 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

THE SONG OF NAMES

Sunday, November 24
11:00

Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in an emotional detective story spread over a half century, threading the pulse of classical music through the horrors of World War 2.

Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine
Based on a Novel by Norman Lebrecht
Produced by Robert Lantos
Directed by François Girard

Cast: Tim Roth, Clive Owen, Catherine McCormack

Rated PG-13, 113 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

THE GOOD LIAR

Sunday, November 24
2:00

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets a well-to-do widow online. As she opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into a treacherous tightrope walk.

Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher
Based on the Novel by Nicholas Searle
Produced by Greg Yolen, Bill Condon
Directed by Bill Condon

Cast: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter

Rated R, 109 minutes, Print Courtesy of New Line Cinema

DARK WATERS

Sunday, November 24
5:00

A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.

Q&A with writers Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan immediately following this screening.

Screenplay by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan
Based on the New York Times Magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became Dupont’s Worst Nightmare” Written by Nathaniel Rich
Produced by Mark Ruffalo, Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler
Directed by Todd Haynes

Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, Bill Pullman

Rated PG-13, 126 minutes, Print Courtesy of Focus Features

LES MISERABLES

Sunday, November 24
8:30

Stéphane joins the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, a dangerous urban district. He meets his new teammates, discovering extreme tensions among groups in the area, in this explosive thriller.

Written by Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini and Alexis Manenti
Produced by Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral
Directed by Ladj Ly

Cast: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga, Issa Perica, Al Hassan Ly, Steve Tientcheu, Almany Kanoute, Nizar Ben Fatma

This film is in French with English subtitles.

Rated R, 102 minutes, Print Courtesy of Amazon Studios

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 email Guild Screenings.

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