The Guild Screenings

December 2022

WELCOME TO THE GUILD SCREENINGS!

Awards season continues at the WGA Theater in December with an exciting, eclectic schedule of must-see studio releases, indies and family movies. We’ve got buzzed-about titles like THE WHALE, WOMEN TALKING, EMPIRE OF LIGHT and EMANCIPATION, smaller indies worth seeing on the big screen like LIVING, CORSAGE, THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER, TAURUS and ALICE DARLING, as well as bigger studio releases SPOILER ALERT and I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY. Plus, family-friendly GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO and PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH

We also have some fantastic Q&A’s this month. On Saturday, December 3rd, we welcome writer/director Noah Baumbach for a screening of his adaptation of Don DeLillo’s modern classic novel, WHITE NOISE. On Friday, December 9th at 7:30pm, co-writer Jake Crane will be on hand to discuss his new movie DEVOTION. On Sunday, December 11th at 3pm, we’ll be joined by writer/director Scott Cooper for his latest, THE PALE BLUE EYE. Then, on Saturday, December 17th at 3pm, we’ll be screening the long-awaited AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER, followed by a Q&A with co-screenwriter/director James Cameron. Happy Holidays from the Guild Screenings Committee! Hope to see you on Doheny this month!

Members may bring TWO GUESTS to all regular screenings, except where noted. Seating is first come, first served. Be sure to get your parking ticket validated at the validation kiosks INSIDE the theater for FREE parking. 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. N95/KN95 masks are available at the theater by request.

CLICK ON MOVIE TITLES TO VIEW TRAILERS

TAURUS

Saturday, December 3
11:00 a.m.

Written and Directed by Tim Sutton
Produced by Rob Paris, Jib Polhemus, Mike Witherill

Cast: Colson Baker, Maddie Hasson, Demetrius "Lil Meech" Flenory, Megan Fox, Ruby Rose, Scoot McNairy, Lil TJay, Naomi Wild

Not Rated, 98 minutes, Print Courtesy of RLJE Films

WHITE NOISE

Saturday, December 3
3:00 p.m.

Q&A with Noah Baumbach following this screening.

Written for the Screen and Directed by Noah Baumbach
Based on the Book by Don LeLillo
Produced by Noah Baumbach, David Heyman, Uri Singer

Cast:  Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola, Jodie Turner-Smith, André L. Benjamin, Sam Gold, Carlos Jacott, Lars Eidinger, Francis Jue, Barbara Sukowa

Rated R, 136 minutes, Print Courtesy of Netflix

THE WHALE

Saturday, December 3
7:00 p.m.

Written by Samuel D. Hunter
Based on the Play by Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Produced by Jeremy Dawson, Ari Handel, Darren Aronofsky

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins, Samantha Morton

Rated R, 117 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO

Sunday, December 4
11:00 a.m.

Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro and Patrick McHale
Based on the Book “Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson
Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Lisa Henson, Gary Ungar, Alex Bulkley, Corey Campodonico

Voices: Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Gregory Mann, Burn Gorman, Ron Perlman, John Turturro, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, Tim Blake Nelson, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton

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, 117 minutes, Print Courtesy of Netflix

EMANCIPATION

Sunday, December 4
3:00 p.m.

Written by William N. Collage
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Produced by Todd Black, Joey McFarland, Jon Mone, Will Smith

Cast: Will Smith, Ben Foster, Charmaine Bingwa, Gilbert Owuor

Rated R, 132 minutes, Print Courtesy of Apple TV+

WOMEN TALKING

Sunday, December 4
7:00 p.m.

Screenplay by Sarah Polley
Based upon the Book by Miriam Toews
Directed by Sarah Polley
Produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, France McDormand

Cast: Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Ben Whishaw, Frances McDormand

Rated PG-13, 104 minutes, Print Courtesy of United Artist and Orion Pictures

DEVOTION

Friday, December 9
7:30 p.m.

Q&A with Jake Crane following this screening.

Written by Jake Crane & Jonathan A. Stewart
Based on the Book “Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship and Sacrafice” by Adam Makos
Directed by J.D. Dillard
Produced by Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill,

Cast: Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Christina Jackson, Thomas Sadoski

Rated PG-13, 138 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment

LIVING

Sunday, December 11
11:00 a.m.

Screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro
Based on Akira Kurosawa’s film “Ikiru”
Directed by Oliver Hermanus
Produced by Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen

Cast: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp, Tom Burke

Rated PG-13, 102 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

THE PALE BLUE EYE

Sunday, December 11
3:00 p.m.

Q&A with Scott Cooper following this screening.

Written for the Screen and Directed by Scott Cooper
Based on the Book by Louis Bayard
Produced by Scott Cooper, Christian Bale, Tyler Thompson, John Lesher

Cast: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Robert Duvall

Rated R, 128 minutes, Print Courtesy of Netflix

CORSAGE

Sunday, December 11
7:30 p.m.

Written and Directed by Marie Kreutzer
Produced by Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz

Cast: Vicky Krieps, Florian Teichtmeister, Katharina Lorenz, Jeanne Werner, Alma Hasun, Manuel Rubey, Finnegan Oldfield, Aaron Friesz, Rosa Hajjaj, Lilly Marie Tschörtner, Colin Morgan

Not Rated, 113 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Films

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

Saturday, December 17
10:00 a.m. (3D) & 3:00 p.m. (2D)

Q&A with James Cameron following the 3pm screening.

Screenplay by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Story by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver & Josh Friedman & Shane Salerno
Based on Characters Created by James Cameron
Directed by James Cameron
Produced by James Cameron, Jon Landau

Voice Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet

Rated PG-13, 192 minutes, Print Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

VIOLENT NIGHT

Saturday, December 17
8:00 p.m.

Written by Pat Casey & Josh Miller
Directed by Tommy Wirkola
Produced by Kelly McCormick, David Leitch, Guy Danella

Cast: David Harbour, John Leguizamo, Cam Gigandet, Alex Louder, Edi Patterson, Beverly D’Angelo

Rated R, 101 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures

THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER

Sunday, December 18
11:00 a.m.

Written and Directed by Joanna Hogg
Produced by Ed Guiney, Emma Norton, Andrew Lowe, Joanna Hogg

Casts: Tilda Swinton, Joseph Mydell, Carly-Sophia Davies

Rated PG-13, 96 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24

EMPIRE OF LIGHT

Sunday, December 18
3:00 p.m.

Written and Directed by Sam Mendes
Produced by Pippa Harris, Sam Mendes

Cast: Olivia Colman, Michael Ward, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke, Toby Jones, Colin Firth

Rated R, 114 minutes, Print Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures

BABYLON

Sunday, December 18
7:00 p.m.

Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle
Produced by Marc Platt, Matthew Plouffe, Olivia Hamilton

Cast: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, P.J. Byrne, Lukas Haas, Olivia Hamilton, Tobey Maguire, Max Minghella, Rory Scovel, Katherine Waterston, Flea, Jeff Garlin, Eric Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Samara Weaving, Olivia Wilde

Not Yet Rated, 188 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

SPOILER ALERT

Friday, December 23
7:30 p.m.

Screenplay by David Marshall Grant & Dan Savage
Based on the Book “Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies” by Michael Ausiello
Directed by Michael Showalter
Produced by Jim Parsons, Todd Spiewak, Alison Mo Massey, Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick

Cast: Jim Parsons, Ben Aldridge, Sally Field 

Rated PG-13, 112 minutes, Print Courtesy of Focus Features

I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

Friday, December 30
7:30 p.m.

Written by Anthony McCarten
Directed by Kasi Lemmons
Produced by Anthony McCarten, Pat Houston, Clive Davis, Larry Mestel, Denis O’Sullivan, Jeff Kalligheri, Matt Jackson, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill, Matt Salloway, Christina Papagjika

Cast: Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders, Tamara Tunie, Nafessa Williams, Clarke Peters

Not Yet Rated, Runtime Not Available, Print Courtesy of TriStar Pictures

PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH

Saturday, December 31
11:00 a.m.

Written by Paul Fisher, Tommy Swerdlow
Story by Tommy Swerdlow, Tom Wheeler
Directed by Joel Crawford 
Produced by Mark Swift  

Voices: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek Pinault, Olivia Colman, Harvey Guillén, Samson Kayo, Wagner Moura, Anthony Mendez, John Mulaney, Florence Pugh, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ray Winstone  

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.

FREE POPCORN FOR ALL KIDS IN ATTENDANCE! 

Rated PG, 140 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures

ALICE DARLING

Saturday, December 31
3:00 p.m.

Written by Alanna Francis
Directed by Mary Nighy
Produced by Katie Bird Nolan, Lindsay Tapscott, Christina Piovesan, Noah Segal

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Kaniehtiio Horn, Charlie Carrick, Wunmi Mosaku

Rated R, 129 minutes, Print Courtesy of Lionsgate

Screenings are held at: Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills 90211

Theater parking is available in the garage located directly behind/above the theater. However, please DO NOT park in spaces labeled ‘RESERVED’. You may only park in spaces that are not labeled and on levels 3 and up. Parking is free with validation at our self-serve kiosks located inside the theater, so make sure to bring your ticket with you.

Contact the Guild Screenings: (323) 782-4508 or email Guild Screenings.

PLEASE REMEMBER: OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINKS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE WGA THEATER.  As a courtesy to your fellow members, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, etc., and refrain from talking during the screenings. Please read our Rules and Regulations before attending the screenings.