Guild Screenings
APRIL 2014

Welcome to your theater! Please feel free to arrive early and enjoy a little banter and gossip with your fellow writers. The vibe is now more social, with cocktail tables and couches. On weekends, we serve popcorn, beverages, and salads, sandwiches, and fresh pastries. This month, we’re proud to offer another eclectic collection of films – from big studio releases and family matinees to unique indies and documentaries. In addition to a Q&A with the writers of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, we’re putting the spotlight on a pair of micro-budget films. As the feature landscape changes rapidly, some industrious writer/directors are finding ways to get it done on very low budgets. So we’ll be featuring REFUGE on April 11th, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Jessica Goldberg, and WATER & POWER on April 26th, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Richard Montoya.

April also brings with it some exciting changes. We have added Wi-Fi service to the lobby. And this month, members may bring TWO GUESTS to all screenings (unless otherwise noted), and THREE GUESTS to all family matinees. Thanks so much for attending, and please, bring a friend or two!

Click on movie titles to view trailers.

Friday, April 4


Written and Directed by Jim Jarmusch
Produced by Jeremy Thomas, Reinhard Brundig

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Daz

Rated R, 123 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Saturday, April 5
11:00, 2:00 & 8:00   


Written by Darren Aronofsky & Ari Handel
Produced by Scott Franklin, Darren Aronofsky, Mary Parent, Arnon Milchan
Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins

Rated PG-13, 138 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Saturday, April 5


Directed by Charlie Paul
Produced by Lucy Paul

Interviews: Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Richard E. Grant, Terry Gilliam, Jann Wenner

The film is a Documentary

Rated R, 89 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Sunday, April 6
11:00 & 5:00   


Screenplay by Gary Hawkins
Based on the Novel by Larry Brown
Produced by Lisa Muskat, David Gordon Green, Christopher Woodrow, Derrick Tseng
Directed by David Gordon Green

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan

Rated R, 117 minutes, Print Courtesy of Roadside Attractions

Sunday, April 6
2:00 & 8:00   


Written and Directed by Richard Shepard
Produced by Jeremy Thomas

Cast: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Kerry Condon, Jumayn Hunter, Madalina Ghenea, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Rated R, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

Monday, April 7


Screenplay by Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham
Based Upon Characters Created by Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci & Patrick Marber and Peter Baynham
Produced by Kevin Loader, Henry Normal
Directed by Declan Lowney

Cast: Steve Coogan, Felicity Montagu, Simon Greenall, Colm Meaney, Tim Key

Rated R, 90 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Friday, April 11

Q&A with Writer/Director JESSICA GOLDBERG, immediately following the screening.

Screenplay by Jessica Goldberg
Based on the Play REFUGE by Jessica Goldberg
Produced by Jack Heller, Dallas Sonnier
Directed by Jessica Goldberg

Cast: Krysten Ritter, Brian Geraghty, Logan Huffman, Madeleine Martin

Not Rated, 84 minutes, Print Courtesy of Strand Releasing

Sunday, April 13
11:00, 5:00 & 8:30   

Q&A with Writers CHRISTOPHER MARKUS and STEPHEN MCFEELY, immediately following the 5:00pm screening.

Please note that members will only be permitted ONE (1) GUEST to the 5pm screening.

Screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Based on the Marvel Comic by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
Produced by Kevin Feige
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo

Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Reford, Samuel L. Jackson

Rated PG-13, 136 minutes, Print Courtesy of Marvel Studios

Sunday, April 13


Screenplay by Lucía Puenzo
Based on her Novel “Wakolda”
Produced by Lucía Puenzo
Directed by Lucía Puenzo

Cast: Alex Brendemühl, Natalia Oreiro, Diego Peretti, Elena Roger, Guillermo Pfening, Florencia Bado

This film is in Spanish, German and Hebrew with English subtitles.

Rated PG-13, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films

Saturday, April 19
11:00 & 2:00   

RIO 2 – Presented in 3D

Screenplay by Don Rhymer, Carlos Kotkin, Jenny Bicks, Yoni Brenner
Story by Carolos Saldanha
Produced by John C. Donkin, Bruce Anderson
Directed by Carlos Saldanha

Voice Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx,, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan

Family Day Film - Members may bring up to three (3) guests (ages 3 and up) for the 11am & 2pm screenings only.

Rated G, 101 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Saturday, April 19
5:00 & 8:00   


Written by Rajiv Joseph & Scott Rothman
Produced by Ivan Reitman, Ali Bell, Joe Medjuck
Directed by Ivan Reitman

Cast: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Sam Elliot, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Ellen Burstyn, Chadwick Boseman

Rated PG-13, 110 minutes, Print Courtesy of Summit Entertainment

Monday, April 21


Written and Directed by Steven Knight
Produced by Paul Webster, Guy Heeley

Cast: Tom Hardy, Olivia Coleman, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Ben Daniels, Tom Holland, Bill Milner

Rated R, 85 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24

Saturday, April 26
11:00, 2:00 & 8:00   


Written by Jack Paglen
Produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Kate Cohen, Marisa Polvino, Annie Marter, David Valdes, Aaron Ryder
Directed by Wally Pfister

Cast: Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Cole Hauser, Paul Bettany

Rated PG-13, 119 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Saturday, April 26

Q&A with Writer/Director Richard Montoya, immediately following the screening.

Written for the Screen and Directed by Richard Montoya Based on his Play.
Produced by Mark Roberts, Richard Montoya

Cast: Enrique Murciano, Nicholas Gonzalez, Emilio Rivera, Roger Guenveur Smith, Wanda de Jesus, Clancy Brown

Not Rated, 87 minutes, Print Courtesy of Edward James Olmos and North/South Pictures

Sunday, April 27
11:00 & 2:00   


Written by Alastair Fothergill & Adam Chapman
Produced by Keith Scholey & Adam Chapman
Directed by Alastair Fothergill & Keith Scholey

Narrated by: John C. Reilly

Family Day Film - Members may bring up to three (3) guests (ages 3 and up) for the 11am & 2pm screenings only.

This film is a Documentary

Rated G, 77 minutes, Print Courtesy of Disney Nature

Sunday, April 27


Written and Produced by James E. Duff & Julia Morrison
Directed by James E. Duff

Cast: Mahira Kakkar, Andrew Pastides

Not Rated, 73 minutes, Print Courtesy of FilmRise Release

Sunday, April 27


Screenplay by Roger Gual and Javier Calvo
Based on an Original Idea by Silvia González Laá
Produced by David Matamoros, Tristan Orpen-Lynch, Aoife O’Sullivan Directed by Roger Gual

Cast: Jan Cornet, Claudia Bassols, Vicenta N’Dongo, Andrew Tarbet, Togo Igawa, Fionnula Flanagan, Stephen Rea

This film is in Catalan and English with subtitles

Rated PG, 85 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

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 ONE guest. If you are not a member of the WGAW, you will not be allowed admittance. For recorded Guild Screenings information, please call 323. 782.4591. Please read our Rules and Regulations before attending the screenings.

Guild Screenings Committee: Scott Alexander, Valarie Alexander, Ian Deitchman, Debra Frankel, Chris Frisina, David A. Goodman, Billy Ray, Maria Elena Rodriguez, Guild Screenings Office: 323.782.4508