The Guild Screenings

October 2019

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

It's October, and we have a fall bounty of films for you to enjoy. We have big studio titles like GEMINI MAN, MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL, and ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP. We have smaller films like the Korean comedy-thriller PARASITE, the Judy Garland biopic JUDY, and the ethereal LUCY IN THE SKY.

Plus, we have a huge number of Q&As. On Sunday, October 6, we'll have writers Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski with their wild biopic, DOLEMITE IS MY NAME. On Friday, October 11, writer/director Taika Waititi will speak after his WW2 comedy JOJO RABBIT. On Sunday, October 13, co-writer/director Todd Phillips will discuss his dark DC film JOKER. On Saturday, October 19, we're pleased to host writer/actor Shia LaBeouf with his autographical story HONEY BOY.  

On Friday, October 25, co-writer/director Robert Eggers will appear after his hypnotic horror film THE LIGHTHOUSE. On Saturday, October 26, writer/director/actor Edward Norton will discuss his 1950s film noir MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN. Finally, on October 27, we'll have writer/director Rian Johnson with his comedic whodunit, KNIVES OUT.

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!



Saturday, October 19
11:00 & 2:00

A formidable queen causes a rift between Maleficent and Princess Aurora. Together, they must face new allies and enemies, to protect the magical lands which they share.

Written by Linda Woolverton and Noah Harpster & Micah Fitzerman-Blue
Produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie, Duncan Henderson
Directed by Joachim Rønning

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Michelle Pfeiffer

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

Not Yet Rated, 118 minutes, Print Courtesy of Disney


Saturday, October 19

Based on his own experiences, writer/actor Shia LaBeouf to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father (played by LaBeouf) and deal with his mental health.

Q&A with writer/actor Shia LaBeouf immediately following this screening.

Written by Shia LaBeouf
Produced by Anita Gou, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Chris Leggett, Daniela Taplin Lundberg
Directed by Alma Har’el

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, FKA Twigs

Rated R, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of Amazon Studios


Saturday, October 19

From writers Mauricio Zacharias & Ira Sachs, three generations of family members grapple with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in a picturesque Portugal mountain village.

Written by Mauricio Zacharias & Ira Sachs
Produced by Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
Directed by Ira Sachs

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei, Jérémie Renier, Pascal Greggory, Greg Kinnear

Rated PG-13, 98 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Friday, October 25

The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers (Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe) on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Q&A with co-writer/director Robert Eggers immediately following this screening.

Written by Robert Eggers & Max Eggers
Produced by Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy, Robert Eggers, Lourenço Sant’Anna, Youree Henley
Directed by Robert Eggers

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson

Rated R, 110 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24


Saturday, October 26

An animated version of Charles Addams' series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.

Screenplay by Matt Lieberman
Story by Matt Lieberman, Erica Rivinoja and Conrad Vernon
Produced by Gail Berman, Conrad Vernon, Alex Schwartz, Alison O’Brien
Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Allison Janney

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

Rated PG, 105 minutes, Print Courtesy of United Artist Releasing


Saturday, October 26
2:00 & 8:30

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of their snarky makeshift family.

Written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham
Based on Characters Created by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick
Produced by Gavin Polone
Directed by Ruben Fleischer

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson

Rated R, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures


Saturday, October 26

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis).

Q&A with writer/director/actor Edward Norton immediately following this screening.

Screenplay by Edward Norton
From the Novel by Jonathan Lethem
Produced by Bill Migliore, Edward Norton, Michael Bederman, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane
Directed by Edward Norton

Cast: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe

Rated R, 144 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Sunday, October 27

A young woman living in Tokyo becomes the prime suspect in a horrific murder when her friend goes missing in the wake of a tumultuous love triangle. From writer/director Wash Westmoreland.

Screenplay by Wash Westmoreland
Based on the Books by Susanna Jones
Produced by Georgina Pope, Michael A. Pruss, Ann Ruark, Kevin J. Walsh
Directed by Wash Westmoreland

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Naoki Kobayashi, Riley Keough

Rated R, 107 minutes, Print Courtesy of Netflix


Sunday, October 27

Writer/director Rian Johnson’s all-star modern day reinvention of Agatha Christie revolves around a detective investigating the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Q&A with writer/director Rian Johnson immediately following this screening.

Written and Directed by Rian Johnson
Produced by Ram Bergman, Rian Johnson

Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, Frank Oz, K Callan, Noah Segan, Christopher Plummer

Not Yet Rated, 130 minutes, Print Courtesy of Lionsgate


Sunday, October 27

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won
Story by Bong Joon Ho
Produced by Kwak Sin Ae, Moon Yang Kwon
Directed by Bong Joon Ho

Cast: Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun, Chang Hyae Jin

This film is in Korean with English subtitles.

Rated R, 132 minutes, Print Courtesy of Neon


Sunday, October 27

An action thriller about a rookie cop (Naomie Harris) who captures the murder of a young drug dealer by corrupt cops on her body cam. Teaming up with the one person who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson), she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.

Screenplay by Peter A. Dowling
Produced by Sean Sorensen
Directed by Deon Taylor

Cast: Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp, Nafessa Williams

Not Yet Rated, 108 minutes, Print Courtesy of Screen Gems

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.