Guild Screenings
DECEMBER 2014

Welcome to your theater! Please feel free to arrive early and enjoy a little fun and gossip with your fellow writers.

We’re in the height of awards season, and December’s schedule is packed with movies big and small. Please enjoy our eclectic lineup of studio titles, indies and animation, along with two fascinating showbiz documentaries: SHOWRUNNERS, a behind-the-scenes look at TV writer/producers, and MAGICIAN: THE ASTONISHING LIFE AND WORK OF ORSON WELLES, a beguiling profile of one of our greatest writer/directors. We also have a few exciting Q&As: On Sunday, December 7th, we’ll be screening BIG EYES, followed by a Q&A with writer/producers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. On Friday, December 12th, we’ll host writer/director Susanna Fogel and writer/producer Joni Lefkowitz for a screening of their film LIFE PARTNERS. Finally, on Sunday, December 21st, screenwriter Jason Hall will join us to discuss his film AMERICAN SNIPER.

Members may bring TWO GUESTS to all screenings (*unless otherwise noted), and THREE GUESTS to Family Matinees. As always, 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.

Also, we remind you that the Guild Screenings are a privilege for all of us, and discourtesy to fellow members or staff may result in suspension. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note RSVPs are NOT required unless specifically noted on the schedule.

Click on movie titles to view trailers.

Saturday, December 6
11:00, 2:00 & 5:00*

INTO THE WOODS

Screenplay by James Lapine
Based on the Musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
Produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, Callum McDougall
Directed by Rob Marshall

Cast: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Johnny Depp

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

*MEMBERS MAY ONLY BRING 1 GUEST TO THE 5PM SCREENING.

Rated PG, 125 minutes, Print Courtesy of Disney


Saturday, December 6
8:00*

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1

Screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong
Adaptation by Suzanne Collins
Based upon the Novel “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins
Produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik
Directed by Francis Lawrence

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland

*MEMBERS MAY ONLY BRING 1 GUEST TO THIS SCREENING.

Rated PG-13, 123 minutes, Print Courtesy of Lionsgate


Sunday, December 7
11:00 & 5:00*

BIG EYES
Q&A with writer/producers Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski following the 5:00pm screening.

Written by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski
Produced by Lynette Howell, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Tim Burton
Directed by Tim Burton

Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Jon Polito, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp

*MEMBERS MAY ONLY BRING 1 GUEST TO THE 5PM SCREENING.

Rated PG-13, 105 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Weinstein Company


Sunday, December 7
2:00*

CITIZENFOUR

Directed by Laura Poitras
Produced by Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky

Featuring: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum, Ewen Macaskill, Jeremy Scahill

*MEMBERS MAY ONLY BRING 1 GUEST TO THIS SCREENING.

This feature is a Documentary.

Rated R, 114 minutes, Print Courtesy of Radius


Sunday, December 7
8:00

SHOWRUNNERS: THE ART OF RUNNING A TV SHOW

Directed by Des Doyle
Produced by John Wallace, Rock Shank

Featuring: J.J. Abrams, Jane Espenson, Hart Hanson, Damon Lindelof, Ronald D. Moore, Joss Whedon, Terence Winter

This feature is a Documentary.

Not Rated, 90 minutes, Print Courtesy of Submarine Deluxe and Gravitas Ventures


Friday, December 12
7:30

LIFE PARTNERS - Co-sponsored by the Committee of Gay and Lesbian Writers
Q&A with writer/director Susanna Fogel & writer/producer Joni Lefkowitz following the screening.

Written by Susanna Fogel & Joni Lefkowitz
Produced by Jordana Mollick, Brendan Bragg, Joni Lefkowitz, Riva Marker, Daniela Taplin Lundberg
Directed by Susanna Fogel

Cast: Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Abby Elliot, Mark Feuerstein, Gabourey Sidibe

Rated R, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures


Sunday, December 14
11:00 & 2:00

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR – Presented in 3D

Screenplay by Michael Colton & John Aboud and Brandon Sawyer
Story by Alan Schoolcraft & Brent Simons and Michael Colton & John Aboud Produced by Lara Breay, Mark Swift
Directed by Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith

Voice Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare, John Malkovich

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

Rated PG, 92 minutes, Print Courtesy of DreamWorks Animation SKG


Sunday, December 14
5:00 & 8:00  

WILD

Screenplay by Nick Hornby
Based on the Book by Cheryl Strayed
Produced by Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Bill Pohlad
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern

Rated R, 115 minutes, Print Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures


Monday, December 15
7:30

MAGICIAN: THE ASTONISHING LIFE & WORK OF ORSON WELLES

Edited and Directed by Chuck Workman
Produced by Charles S. Cohen

Featuring: Orson Welles

The feature is a Documentary.

Not Rated, 94 minutes, Print Courtesy of Cohen Media Group


Friday, December 19
6:30 & 9:45  

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

Written by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Jeffrey Caine and Steven Zaillian
Produced by Peter Chernin, Ridley Scott, Jenno Topping, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam
Directed by Ridley Scott

Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley

Rated PG-13, 142 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


Saturday, December 20
10:30 & 5:00

INHERENT VICE

Written for the Screen and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Based on the Novel by Thomas Pynchon
Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, JoAnne Sellar, Daniel Lupi

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short

Rated PG-13, 148 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Saturday, December 20
2:00 & 8:30

TOP FIVE

Written and Directed by Chris Rock
Produced by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush

Cast: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, Anders Holm, Jay Pharoah, Michael Che, Sherri Shepherd, Leslie Jones

Rated R, 101 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Sunday, December 21
10:30 & 5:30*

AMERICAN SNIPER
Q&A with writer Jason Hall immediately following the 5:30pm screening.

Written by Jason Hall
Based on the Book by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen
Produced by Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper, Peter Morgan, Clint Eastwood
Directed by Clint Eastwood

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

*MEMBERS MAY ONLY BRING 1 GUEST TO THE 5:30PM SCREENING.

Rated R, 134 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Sunday, December 21
2:00* & 9:30  

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES – Presented in 2D at 2:00pm & 3D at 9:30pm

Screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro
Based on the Novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Directed by Peter Jackson

Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Scott, James Nesbitt, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom

*MEMBERS MAY ONLY BRING 1 GUEST TO THE 2PM SCREENING.

Not Yet Rated, 144 minutes, Print Courtesy of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures


Saturday, December 27
11:00 & 2:00

ANNIE

Screenplay by Will Gluck and Aline Brosh McKenna
Based on the Musical Stage Play "Annie", Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, and on "Little Orphan Annie", © and ® Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Produced by James Lassiter, Will Gluck, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith, Caleeb Pinkett, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Laurence “Jay” Brown, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith
Directed by Will Gluck

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas

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

Rated PG, 118 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures


Saturday, December 27
5:00  

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

Written and Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Produced by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione

This film is in French with English subtitles.

Rated PG-13, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sundance Selects


Saturday, December 27
8:00

MR. TURNER

Written and Directed by Mike Leigh
Produced by Georgina Lowe

Cast: Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage

Rated R, 149 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Sunday, December 28
10:30 & 5:00  

UNBROKEN

Screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen and Richard LaGravenese and William Nicholson
Based on the Book by Laura Hillenbrand
Produced by Angelina Jolie, Clayton Townsend, Matthew Baer, Erwin Stoff
Directed by Angelina Jolie

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Miyavi, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock

Rated PG-13, 137 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Sunday, December 28
2:00 & 8:30
Due to circumstances beyond our control, THE INTERVIEW is now unavailable for screening. We will be showing MATCH in its place.

MATCH

Written and Directed by Stephen Belber
Produced by David Permut, Matt Ratner, Rick Rosenthal

Cast: Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino, Matthew Lillard

Rated R, 90 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC 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, California 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.

PLEASE REMEMBER: OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINKS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE WGA THEATER