The Guild Screenings

October 2022


Film lovers, this month is insane! We’ve got 25 movies! 10 Q&As! Tons of highly-anticipated titles, fresh from their festival premieres! October, our Guild Theater is the best multiplex in town. We’ve got the thriller DON’T WORRY DARLING, the DC extravaganza BLACK ADAM, the Vietnam adventure THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER, and the startling true-crime drama THE GOOD NURSE. We’ve got great indies, including the psychological drama GOD’S CREATURES, the magical memory piece AFTERSUN, Peter Hedges’ emotional pandemic drama THE SAME STORM, and the scathing black comedy TRIANGLE OF SADNESS, which won this year's Palme d'Or at Cannes. We're also proud to have two WGA-signatory animated features screening this month: LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE and WENDELL & WILD.

We're also giddy about all the Q&A's. Saturday, October 1, we have co-writer/directors Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky, with their Sigourney Weaver comedy-drama THE GOOD HOUSE. Sunday, October 2, writer/director David O. Russell joins us with his mystery comedy AMSTERDAM. Saturday, October 8, writer/director Todd Field will speak after his epic musical drama, TÁR. Sunday, October 9, writer/star Billy Eichner and writer/director Nicholas Stoller will discuss their groundbreaking gay rom-com, BROS. And on Friday, October 14, writer/director (and screenwriting legend) Walter Hill will appear with his western DEAD FOR A DOLLAR.

Plus more! Sunday, October 16, writer/director Lena Dunham will talk after her medieval coming-of-age CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY. Friday, October 21, writer Hayley Schore will discuss her 1960s abortion drama CALL JANE. Saturday, October 22, co-writer/director Henry Selick will appear after his stop-motion horror comedy WENDELL & WILD. Sunday, October 23, writer/director James Gray will discuss his autobiographical childhood drama ARMAGEDDON TIME. And finally, Saturday, October 29, co-writer/director Chinonye Chukwu will join us with her emotional Emmett Till drama, TILL.

Members may bring TWO GUESTS to all regular screenings, except where noted. Seating is first come, first serve. 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.



Saturday, October 8
11:00 a.m.

Screenplay by Will Davies
Based on the Book Series by Bernard Waber
Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck
Produced by Hutch Parker, Will Speck, Josh Gordon

Voice Cast: Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, Winslow Fegley, Scoot McNairy, Brett Gelman, Shawn Mendes

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, 106 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures


Saturday, October 8
3:00 p.m.

Q&A with Todd Field immediately after the screening.

Written and Directed by Todd Field
Produced by Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, Mark Strong

Rated R, 158 minutes, Print Courtesy of Focus Features


Saturday, October 8
8:00 p.m.

Written and Directed by Charlotte Wells
Produced by Adele Romanski, Amy Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Mark Ceryak

Cast: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio, Celia Rowlson-Hall

Not Rated, 96 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24 Films


Sunday, October 9
11:00 a.m.

Screenplay by Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook
Directed by Park Chan-wook
Produced by Park Chan-wook, Ko Dae-seok

Cast: Tang Wei, Park Hae-il

This film is in Korean and Chinese with English subtitles.

Not Rated, 138 minutes, Print Courtesy of MUBI


Sunday, October 9
3:00 p.m.

Written and Directed by Parker Finn
Produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner

Cast: Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert, Caitlin Stasey, Kal Penn, Rob Morgan

Rated R, 115 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Sunday, October 9
7:00 p.m.

Q&A with Billy Eichner & Nicholas Stoller immediately following the screening.

Written by Billy Eichner & Nicholas Stoller
Directed by Nicholas Stoller
Produced by Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller, Joshua Church

Cast: Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, Ts Madison, Monica Raymund, Guillermo Díaz, Guy Branum, Amanda Bearse

Co-Sponsored by WGAW's LGBTQ+ Writers Committee

Rated R, 115 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Friday, October 14
7:30 p.m.

Q&A with Walter Hill immediately following the screening.

Screenplay by Walter Hill
Story by Matt Harris and Walter Hill
Directed by Walter Hill
Produced by Carolyn McMaster, Neil Dunn

Cast: Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, Rachel Brosnahan, Warren Burke, Benjamin Bratt

Rated R, 114 minutes, Print Courtesy of Quiver


Sunday, October 16
11:00 a.m.

Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell
Based on the Novel by Erich Maria Remarque
Directed by Edward Berger
Produced by Malte Grunert, Daniel Dreifuss, Edward Berger

Cast: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer, Moritz Klaus, Edin Hasanovic, Adrian Grünewald, Thibault De Montalembert, Daniel Brühl, Devid Striesow

This film is in German with English Subtitles

Rated R, 147 minutes, Print Courtesy of Netflix


Sunday, October 16
3:00 p.m.

Q&A with Lena Dunham immediately following the screening.

Screenplay by Lena Dunham
Based on the Book by Karen Cushman
Directed by Lena Dunham
Produced by Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Lena Dunham, Jo Wallett

Cast: Bella Ramsey, Lesley Sharp, Sophie Okonedo, Joe Alwyn, Isis Hainsworth, Dean-Charles Chapman, Paul Kaye, Billie Piper, Andrew Scott

Rated PG-13, 108 minutes, Print Courtesy of Amazon Studios


Sunday, October 16
7:00 p.m.

Screenplay by Ron Nyswaner
Based upon the Book by Bethan Roberts
Directed by Michael Grandage
Produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robbie Rogers, Cora Palfrey, Philip Herd

Cast: Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, Rupert Everett

Rated R, 113 minutes, Print Courtesy of Amazon Studios


Friday, October 21
7:30 p.m.

Q&A with Hayley Schore immediately following the screening.

Written by Hayley Schore & Roshan Sethi
Directed by Phyllis Nagy
Produced by Robbie Brenner, David Wulf, Kevin McKeon

Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Kate Mara, Wunmi Mosaku, Cory Michael Smith, Grace Edwards, John Magaro

Rated R, 121 minutes, Print Courtesy of Roadside Attractions


Saturday, October 22
11:00 a.m.

Written and Directed by Peter Hedges
Produced by Dianne Dreyer, Elizabeth Cuthrell, David Urrutia

Cast: Sandra Oh, Mary-Louise Parker, Elaine May, Moses Ingram, Noma Dumezweni, Raúl Castillo, Rosemarie Dewitt, Ron Livingston, Alison Pill, John Gallagher, Jr., Daphne Rubin-Vega, Joshua Leonard, Jin Ha, Judith Light, Ato Blankson-Wood, Cory Michael Smith, Rhenzy Feliz

Not Rated, 99 minutes, Print Courtesy of Juno Films


Saturday, October 22
3:00 p.m.

Q&A with Henry Selick immediately following the screening.

Screenplay by Henry Selick & Jordan Peele
Based on the Book by Henry Selick and Clay McLeod Chapman
Directed by Henry Selick
Produced by Henry Selick, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld

Voice Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Lyric Ross, Angela Bassett, James Hong, Tamara Smart, Natalie Martinez, Tantoo Cardinal, Igal Naor, Gary Gatewood, Gabrielle Dennis, David Harewood, Maxine Peake, Ramona Young, Sam Zelaya, Seema Virdi, Ving Rhames

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, 105 minutes, Print Courtesy of Netflix


Saturday, October 22
7:00 p.m.

Screenplay by Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Based on the Book “The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder” by Charles Graeber
Directed by Tobias Lindholm
Produced by Scott Franklin, Darren Aronofsky, Michael A. Jackman

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Nnamdi Asomugha, Kim Dickens, Noah Emmerich

Rated R, 121 minutes, Print Courtesy of Netflix


Sunday, October 23
11:00 a.m.

Written by Ol Parker & Daniel Pipski
Directed by Ol Parker
Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Sarah Harvey, Deborah Balderstone

Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd, Maxime Bouttier, Lucas Bravo

Rated PG-13, 104 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Sunday, October 23
3:00 p.m.

Q&A with James Gray immediately following the screening.

Written and Directed by James Gray
Produced by Anthony Katagas, Marc Butan, Rodrigo Teixeira, James Gray

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb, Anthony Hopkins

Not Yet Rated, 115 minutes, Print Courtesy of Focus Features


Sunday, October 23
7:00 p.m.

Written by Paul Brad Logan & Chris Bernier & Danny McBride & David Gordon Green
Based on Characters Created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill
Directed by David Gordon Green
Produced by Malek Akkad, Jason Blum, Bill Block

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Will Patton, Rohon Campbell, Kyle Richards

Rated R, 111 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Saturday, October 29
11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Screenplay by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani
Screen Story by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani
Based on Characters from DC
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Produced by Beau Flynn, Danny Garcia, Hiram Garcia

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, Pierce Brosnan

Rated PG-13, 124 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures



Saturday, October 29
3:00 p.m. 

Q&A with Chinonye Chukwu immediately following the screening.

Written by Michael Reilly & Keith Beauchamp and Chinonye Chukwu
Directed by Chinonye Chukwu
Produced by Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Whoopi Goldberg, Thomas Levine, Michael Reilly, Fredrick Zollo

Cast: Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, Whoopi Goldberg

Co-Sponsored by the Committee of Black Writers

Rated PG-13, 130 minutes, Print Courtesy of UA Releasing

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.