The Guild Screenings

November 2018

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 are in the thick of awards season now, and that means a full month of much-anticipated titles along with a bunch of very exciting Q&A’s. On Monday, November 5th we welcome co-writers Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie, as well as co-writer/director Peter Farrelly to discuss their heartfelt new film, GREEN BOOK. On Friday, November 9th, you won’t want to miss writer/director Barry Jenkins discuss IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, the follow-up to his Oscar-winning MOONLIGHT. On Saturday, November 10th, we’ll have writer Arash Amel on hand to talk about A PRIVATE WAR. The following day, November 11th, we’ll be screening THE FRONT RUNNER followed by a Q&A with co-writers Matt Bai & Jay Carson & co-writer/director Jason Reitman.

But wait! There’s more! On Monday, November 12th, you won’t want to miss a Q&A with Joel Coen & Ethan Coen following a screening of their wild, hilarious new western anthology, THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS. On Friday, November 16th, we’ll have co-writer Gillian Flynn & co-writer/director Steve McQueen take the stage following a screening of their new, female-driven crime thriller, WIDOWS. The following day, November 17th, writer Beau Willimon will join us following his new film, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS. On Sunday, November 18th, we’ll screen the surreal horror remake SUSPIRIA, followed by a Q&A with writer David Kajganich. Finally, on Saturday, November 24th, we’ll have co-writer Ozzy Inguanzo & co-writer/director Dava Whisenant join us to discuss their hilarious new documentary about the bizarre sub-genre of industrial musicals, BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY.

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.

Lastly, since November is the Thanksgiving season, the Guild Screenings Committee wants to offer a warm and much-deserved THANK YOU to the WGA staff who work tirelessly on all of our behalf in the theater, in the projection booth and behind the scenes helping us program the schedule every month. We know these Q&A’s can sometimes get popular and a bit crowded. We love seeing everyone come out for them. We ask you all to treat each other, and especially our staff, with kindness, patience and respect at all times. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and enjoy the movies!



Friday, November 16

The story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, these women take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. With Viola Davis and Liam Neeson.

Q&A with Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen following this screening.

Screenplay by Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen
Based on Widows by Lynda LaPlante
Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan
Directed by Steve McQueen

Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garrett Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson

Rated R, 129 minutes. Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


Saturday, November 17

The story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit.

Screenplay by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow
Based on the Book by Dr. Seuss
Produced by Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Directed by Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney

Voice Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Pharrell Williams

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

Rated PG, 90 minutes. Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Saturday, November 17

A day in the life of a successful New York City lounge singer (Sarah Jessica Parker) who must reconcile her life and dreams after receiving a diagnosis of terminal cancer.

Written by Laura Eason
Produced by Andrea Ierovolino, Monika Barcardi
Directed by Fabien Constant

Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Simon Baker, Common, Taylor Kinney, Waleed Zuaiter, Jacqueline Bisset, Renée Zellweger

Rated R, 96 minutes. Print Courtesy of AMBI Distribution


Saturday, November 17

Mary Stuart, Queen of France (Saoirse Ronan) at 16 and widowed at 18 attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England (Margot Robbie), only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Q&A with Beau Willimon following this screening.

Screenplay by Beau Willimon
Based on the Book “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart” by John Guy
Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward
Directed by Josie Rouke

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Guy Pearce

Not Yet Rated, 112 minutes. Print Courtesy of Focus Features


Saturday, November 17

On the eve of D-Day during World War II, American paratroopers drop behind enemy lines to destroy a radio transmitter. As the soldiers approach their target, they soon begin to realize that there’s more going on in the Nazi occupied village than a simple military operation. Making their way to an underground lab, the outnumbered men stumble upon a sinister experiment that forces them into a vicious battle against an army of the undead.

Screenplay by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith
Story by Billy Ray
Produced by J.J. Abrams, Lindsey Weber
Directed by Julius Avery

Cast: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbӕk, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, Iain de Caestecker

Rated R, 109 minutes. Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Sunday, November 18

Hoping to start a family, a couple turn to the foster care system to make their dream come true. They soon learn the joys and frustrations of parenthood when they decide to adopt three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl. The new comedy from writer/director Sean Anders.

Written by Sean Anders & John Morris
Produced by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Sean Anders, John Morris, Marc Evans
Directed by Sean Anders

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Tig Notaro, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty, Michael O’Keefe, Octavia Spencer

Not Yet Rated, 118 minutes. Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Sunday, November 18

The tender, heartfelt story of Lara, a 15-year-old transgender girl, who is determined to pursue her dream of becoming a ballerina. Winner of the Camera d’Or for best first film and the Best Actor award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Screenplay by Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens
Produced by Dirk Impens
Directed by Lukas Dhont

Cast: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart, Tijmen Govaerts, Katelijne Damen, Valentijn Dhaenens, Magali Elali, Alice de Broqueville, Alain Honorez, Chris Thys, Angelo Tijssens, Marie-Louise Wilderijckx, Virginia Hendricksen

This film is in French and Flemish with English subtitles.

Not Yet Rated, 106 minutes. Print Courtesy of Netflix


Sunday, November 18

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist in a crazed, gory nightmare.

Q&A with David Kajganich following this screening.

Screenplay by David Kajganich
Based on the Original Screenplay by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi
Produced by Marco Morabito, Bradley J. Fischer, Luca Guadagnino, David Kajganich, Silvia Venturini, Fendi Francesco, Melzi D’Eril, William Sherak, Gabriele Morati
Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf, Angela Winkler, Ingrid Caven, Elena Fokina, Sylvie Testud, Renée Soutendijk, Christine Leboutte, Fabrizia Sacchi, Malgosia Bela, Jessica Harper, Chloë Grace Moretz

Rated R, 152 minutes. Print Courtesy of Amazon Studios


Sunday, November 18

A new Dragon Tattoo story comes to the screen when journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason) and hacker Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) encounter a web of spies, cybercriminals and government corruption.

Screenplay by Jay Basu & Fede Alvarez and Steven Knight
Based on the Novel by David Lagercrantz, with Characters introduced in Steig Larsson’s Millennium Series originally published by Norstedts
Produced by Scott Rudin, Ole Søndberg, Søren Stærmose, Berna Levin, Amy Pascal, Elizabeth Cantillon, Eli Bush
Directed by Fede Alvarez

Cast: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang, Christopher Convery, Synnøve Macody Lund, Vicky Krieps

Not Yet Rated, 117 minutes. Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures


Saturday, November 24
11:00 (3D) & 2:00 (2D)

Video-game bad guy Ralph and best friend Vanellope leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game. Their quest takes them to the vast world of the internet, a world Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.

Screenplay by Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon
Based on Story by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Jim Reardon, Pamela Ribon, Josie Trinidad
Produced by Clark Spencer
Directed by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Voice Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Timothy Simons, Ali Wong, Hamish Blake, Glozell Green, Taraji P. Henson

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

Rated PG, 108 minutes. Print Courtesy of Disney


Saturday, November 24

A Late Night comedy writer stumbles upon a hilarious, hidden world of entertainment and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man.

Q&A with Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant following this screening.

Written by Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant
Produced by Amanda Spain, Dava Whisenant, Susan Littenberg
Directed by Dava Whisenant

Featuring: Steve Young, David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Susan Stroman, Sheldon Harnick, Florence Henderson, Dan Bolles, Jello Biafra

This feature is a Documentary.

Rated PG-13, 87 minutes. Print Courtesy of Focus World


Saturday, November 24

A journey inside the world and mind of painter Vincent van Gogh who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art.

Written by Jean-Claude Carrière, Julian Schnabel, Louise Kugelberg
Produced by Jon Kilik
Directed by Julian Schnabel

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Oscar Isaac

Rated PG-13, 110 minutes. Print Courtesy of CBS Films


Sunday, November 25

The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander as he joins forces with young Albus Dumbledore to prevent the devious Gellert Grindelwald from raising pure-blood wizards to rule all over all non-magical beings.

Written by J.K. Rowling
Produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram
Directed by David Yates

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Jude Law, Johnny Depp

Rated PG-13, 134 minutes. Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Sunday, November 25

Lazzaro, a good-hearted young peasant, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination, form a life-altering bond when Tancredi asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping.

Written and Directed by Alice Rohrwacher
Produced by Carlo Cresto-Dina

Cast: Adriano Tardiolo, Luca Chikovani, Alba Rohrwacher, Agnese Graziani, Tommaso Ragno, Sergi López, Natalino Balasso, Gala Othero Winter, David Bennent, Nicoletta Braschi

This film is in Italian with English subtitles.

Rated PG-13, 125 minutes. Print Courtesy of Netflix


Sunday, November 25

In early 18th century England, the close relationship between Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) and Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) is threatened by the arrival of Sarah’s cousin, Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), resulting in a bitter rivalry to be the Queen’s favourite.

Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
Produced by Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos
Directed by Yorgos

Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith, Mark Gatiss, Jenny Rainsford

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


Sunday, November 25

Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Screenplay by Juel Taylor and Sylvester Stallone
Story by Sascha Penn and Cheo Hodari Coker
Produced by Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King-Templeton, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler
Directed by Steven Caple Jr.

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren

Rated PG-13, 131 minutes. Print Courtesy of MGM, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema

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.