The Guild Screenings

May 2022

Again, we are excited to say, WELCOME TO THE GUILD SCREENINGS! Come back to see movies on the big screen, run into old friends, and rekindle the joy of hanging out with your fellow writers.

This May, we have some of the best-reviewed indie films of the year: HAPPENING, MONTANA STORY, PETITE MAMAN, BENEDICTION, THE INNOCENTS, and MEMORIA. There are two exciting music documentaries, JAZZ FEST: A NEW ORLEANS STORY and THIS MUCH I KNOW TO BE TRUE, the Nick Cave doc. We have two eagerly-awaited British films, DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA and Alex Garland's new horror film, MEN. We have two family matinees: CHIP 'N' DALE'S RESCUE RANGERS and THE BOB'S BURGERS MOVIE.

We also have a plethora of Q&As! On Saturday, May 14, we'll have writer/director Charles Murray discussing his crime drama THE DEVIL YOU KNOW. On Saturday, May 21, at the 7pm show, writer Michael Waldron will join us with his Marvel extravaganza, DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. On Sunday, May 22, co-writers Ari Katcher & Ryan Welch will discuss their new comedy thriller ON THE COUNT OF THREE.

Finally, as an added treat, on Saturday, May 7th, we'll be hosting a special 30th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING of BATMAN RETURNS! This superhero film is legendary -- the teaming of Batman, Catwoman and Penguin that was so dark that it destroyed the studio's Happy Meals tie-in and made children cry. The film is witty, perverse, and highly satirical, questioning who the real monsters in society are. Writer Daniel Waters will be on hand for a Q&A to reminisce about his Burtonesque journey.

Members may bring TWO GUESTS to all regular screenings, except where noted. Seating is first come, first serve. This month, we are reopening the concession stand. (Yay!) We'll be offering popcorn and water, to enjoy inside the theater. For FREE parking, be sure to get your parking ticket validated at the new parking validation kiosks INSIDE the theater. Finally, there is a COVID VACCINATION MANDATE for entry. Proof of vaccination plus a booster is required for all attendees 12 and up, NO EXCEPTIONS. Children 5-11 must prove full vaccination only, and under 5 are exempt. Mask wearing inside the theater is OPTIONAL, but the theater staff will have a supply of N95/KN95 masks to hand out to anyone who would like one.

Again, WELCOME BACK, and we'll see you at the movies!



Saturday, May 21
3:00 p.m.

Written by Dan Gregor & Doug Mand
Based on Disney Television Animation’s Rescue Rangers properties and characters.
Directed by Akiva Schaffer
Produced by Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman

Cast/Voices: John Mulaney, Andy Samberg, Kiki Layne, Will Arnett, Eric Bana, Flula Borg, Dennis Haysbert, Keegan-Michael Key, Tress MacNeille, Tim Robinson, Seth Rogen, J.K. Simmons

Family Matinee: Members may bring up to 3 guests (ages 3 and up) to this screening. Children under 5 are exempt from the Covid-19 vaccine.

Rated PG, Runtime Not Yet Available, Print Courtesy of Disney+


Saturday, May 21
11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Q&A with Michael Waldron immediately following the 7pm screening.

Written by Michael Waldron
Based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Directed by Sam Raimi
Produced by Kevin Feige

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stühlbarg, Rachel McAdams

*Please note the 11:00am screening will be featured in 3D.

Rated PG-13, 126 minutes, Print Courtesy of Disney and Marvel Studios


Sunday, May 22
11:00 a.m.

Written and Directed by Céline Sciamma
Produced by Bénédicte Couvreur

Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne, Margot Abascal, Flores Cardo, Josée Schuller, Guylaine Péan

This film is in French with English subtitles.

Rated PG, 72 minutes, Print Courtesy of Neon


Sunday, May 22
3:00 p.m.

Q&A with Ari Katcher & Ryan Welch immediately following the screening.

Written by Ari Katcher & Ryan Welch
Directed by Jerrod Carmichael
Produced by Jerrod Carmichael, Adam Paulsen, David Carrico, Tom Werner, Jake Densen, Ari Katcher, James Price

Cast: Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abbott, Tiffany Haddish, JB Smoove, Lavell Crawford, Henry Winkler

Rated R, 85 minutes, Print Courtesy of United Artist Releasing


Sunday, May 22
7:00 p.m.

Written and Directed by Terence Davies
Produced by Michael Elliott

Cast: Jack Lowden, Peter Capaldi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeremy Irvine, Calem Lynch, Tom Blyth, Kate Phillips, Geraldine James, Gemma Jones, Ben Daniels

Not Rated, 137 minutes, Print Courtesy of Roadside Attractions


Saturday, May 28
11:00 a.m.

Screenplay by Loren Bouchard & Nora Smith
Based on the TV Series
Directed by Loren Bouchard & Bernard Derriman
Produced by Janelle Momary-Neely, Loren Bouchard, Nora Smith

Cast/Voices: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Zach Galifianakis, Kevin Kline

Family Matinee: Members may bring up to 3 guests (ages 3 and up) to this screening. Children under 5 are exempt from the Covid-19 vaccine.

Rated PG-13, 102 minutes, Print Courtesy of Disney and 20th Century Pictures


Saturday, May 28
3:00 p.m.

Written and Directed by Eskil Vogt
Produced by Maria Ekerhovd

Cast: Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Morten Svartveit

This film is in Norwegian with English subtitles.

Not Rated, 117 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Films


Saturday, May 28
7:00 p.m.

Written by Ninja Thyberg & Peter Modestij
Directed by Ninja Thyberg
Produced by Erik Hemmendorff, Eliza Jones, Markus Waltå

Cast: Sofia Kappel, Revika Reustle, Evelyn Claire, Chris Cock

Unrated, 109 minutes, Print Courtesy of Neon


Sunday, May 29
11:00 a.m.

Directed by Andrew Dominik

Interviews: Earl Cave, Nick Cave, Andrew Dominik

This Feature is a Documentary.

Not Rated, 101 minutes, Print Courtesy of Trafalgar Releasing


Sunday, May 29
3:00 p.m.

Written and Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Produced by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Diana Bustamante, Simon Field, Keith Griffiths, Charles de Meaux, Michael Weber, Julio Chavezmontes

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Rated PG, 136 minutes, Print Courtesy of Neon


Sunday, May 29
7:00 p.m.

Written and Directed by Alex Garland
Produced by Andrew MacDonald, Allon Reich

Cast: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Paapa Essiedu, Gayle Rankin

Rated R, 100 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24 Films

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.