The Guild Screenings

December/January 2018-19

Greetings from the Guild Screenings! Remember: Parking is now FREE at our Theater on garage levels 4 and up. Enter/Exit at alley gate only.

We welcome in the New Year by bidding farewell to a legendary screenwriter - William Goldman. We’ll be celebrating his life and work with a series of tribute screenings. On Friday, January 4th, Aaron Sorkin will remember Mr. Goldman by introducing his Oscar winning BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID. On Friday, January 25th, Eric Roth will host a screening of Goldman’s classic 70’s thriller, MARATHON MAN. And then on Sunday, January 27th, we welcome John August and Craig Mazin for a live Scriptnotes podcast following a screening of Goldman’s sly take on the fairy tale - THE PRINCESS BRIDE. After John and Craig's conversation, stick around for a bonus screening of ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, another 70’s classic that won Goldman his second Academy Award.

In addition to our retrospective, January has a number of great films to keep an eye out for. From M. Night Shyamalan’s highly anticipated new film GLASS, to the critically acclaimed imports, BURNING and NEVER LOOK AWAY, to crowd pleasers like SECOND ACT, A DOG’S WAY HOME and THE UPSIDE, plan on spending some time at your Guild Theater.

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. We'll see you at the movies!


MARATHON MAN - A Tribute to William Goldman!

Friday, January 25

The legendary thriller returns! A graduate history student (Dustin Hoffman) is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal (Laurence Olivier), and a rogue government agent. Written by William Goldman, based on his acclaimed novel.

Opening Remarks from Eric Roth.

Screenplay by William Goldman
Based Upon the Novel by William Goldman
Produced by Robert Evans, Sidney Beckerman
Directed by John Schlesinger

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane, Marthe Keller

*This screening will be opened to the public 15 minutes before show time, based on available seats*

Rated R, 125 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Saturday, January 26

Separated from her owner, a dog sets off on a 400-mile journey to get back to the security of her home. Along the way, she meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a bit of comfort and joy to their lives.

Screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon
Based on the Book by W. Bruce Cameron
Produced by Gavin Polone
Directed by Charles Martin Smith

Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Alexandra Shipp, Wes Studi, Edward James Olmos

FAMILY MATINEE: Members may bring up to 3 guests (ages 3 and up) to this screening.

Rated PG, 96 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures


Saturday, January 26

A stunning romantic thriller about family and class. A young man, Jongsu, bumps into a spirited girl who used to live in the neighborhood. She brings a mysterious friend into their relationship, and the love triangle spirals in strange, startling directions. Shortlisted for the Academy Award Best Foreign Film.

Screenplay by Oh Jung-mi, Lee Chang-dong
Based on the Short Story ‘Barn Burning’ by Haruki Murakami
Produced by Lee Joon-dong, Lee Chang-dong, Hamano Takahiro, Matsudaira Morihisa, Nakamura Masato, Kotani Ryota
Directed by Lee Chang-dong

Cast: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun

This film is in Korean with English subtitles.

Not Rated, 148 minutes, Print Courtesy of Well Go USA


Saturday, January 26

Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals -- 2000’s UNBREAKABLE and 2016’s SPLIT -- in one explosive, all-new thriller. Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), also known as Mr. Glass, finds David Dunn (Bruce Willis) pursuing The Beast (James McAvoy) in a series of escalating encounters. The shadowy Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Written and Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan

Cast: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Samuel L. Jackson

Rated PG-13, 129 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Saturday, January 26

Jennifer Lopez stars as Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until... she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it's never too late for a Second Act.

Written by Justin Zackham & Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas
Produced by Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Justin Zackham, Benny Medina
Directed by Peter Segal

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini, Vanessa Hudgens, Annaleigh Ashford, Charlyne Yi, Treat Williams, Milo Ventimiglia, Dave Foley, Larry Miller, Alan Aisenberg, Freddie Stroma, Dan Bucatinsky

Rated PG-13, 103 minutes, Print Courtesy of STX Films


Sunday, January 27

A must-see documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton. Written and directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

Written & Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Produced by Charles S. Cohen, Louise Stratten, Peter Bogdanovich, Roee Sharon Peled

Interviews: James Curtis, Cybill Shepherd, James Karen, Dick Van Dyke, Johnny Knoxville, Paul Dooley, Patty Tobias, Bob Borgen, French Stewart, Richard Lewis, Bill Hader, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Wener Herzog, Jon Watts, Nick Kroll, Quentin Tarantino, Leonard Maltin, Ben Mankiewicz, Bill Irwin, Norman Lloyd

This feature is a Documentary.

Not Rated, 102 minutes, Print Courtesy of Cohen Media Group


Sunday, January 27

A remarkable documentary from acclaimed director Peter Jackson, which uses state-of-the-art colorization and audio techniques to restore and make brand-new archival footage of World War I. The Great War and the men who fought it are brought to life as never before.

Directed by Peter Jackson
Produced by Clare Olssen, Peter Jackson

Narration: Great War Veterans

This feature is a Documentary.

Rated R, 99 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

THE PRINCESS BRIDE - A Tribute to William Goldman!

Sunday, January 27

A cock-eyed fairy tale in the greatest way, THE PRINCESS BRIDE tells the adventurous tale of a beautiful young woman named Buttercup who is kidnapped by three outlaws -- a brilliant Sicilian, a gentle giant, and a Spanish swashbuckler seeking revenge for the death of his father. Only her "one true love" can save her. Adapted from his own beloved novel, Goldman’s screenplay is the definition of a crowd-pleaser.

Live Scriptnotes Podcast: A conversation about “The Princess Bride” with John August and Craig Mazin following this screening.

Screenplay William Goldman
Based on the Novel by William Goldman
Produced by Andrew Scheinman, Rob Reiner
Directed by Rob Reiner

Cast: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal

*This screening will be opened to the public 15 minutes before show time, based on available seats*

Rated PG, 98 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN - A Tribute to William Goldman!

Sunday, January 27

The Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that lead to President Richard Nixon's resignation. A 70’s classic, and an Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay for Goldman.

Screenplay by William Goldman
Based on the Book by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
Produced by Walter Coblenz
Directed by Alan J. Pakula

Cast: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards

*This screening will be opened to the public 15 minutes before show time, based on available seats*

Rated PG, 138 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Monday, January 28

A friendship develops between a wealthy quadriplegic man (Bryan Cranston) and the ex-con (Kevin Hart) who becomes his caregiver. Based on the beloved French film, The Intouchables.

Screenplay by Jon Hartmere
Based on the Motion Picture “Les Intouchables” by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache
Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch
Directed by Neil Burger

Cast: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman

Rated PG-13, 125 minutes, Print Courtesy of STX Films


Thursday, January 31

In this thriller from writer/director Steven Knight, the mysterious past of a fishing boat captain (Matthew McConaughey) comes back to haunt him, when his desperate ex-wife (Anne Hathaway) tracks him down and asks him to murder her violent husband.

Written and Directed by Steven Knight
Produced by Steven Knight, Greg Shapiro, Guy Heeley

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke, Diane Lane, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong

Rated R, 106 minutes, Print Courtesy of Aviron 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.

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