Guild Screenings
APRIL/MAY 2016

Welcome to your theater! Please feel free to arrive early and enjoy some banter with your fellow wits.

This month, we have a fun assortment of studio films and eccentric indies. For super hero spectacle, there is X-MEN: APOCALYPSE and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. For smart thrills, there is the topical MONEY MONSTER. For buddy cop laughs and stunts, there is the delightfully retro THE NICE GUYS. If you're hungry for more offbeat storytelling, THE FAMILY FANG is a nutty, thoughtful meditation about the personal damage from performance art. MAGGIE'S PLAN is a heartfelt romantic comedy from writer/director Rebecca Miller. And the documentary DARK HORSE is inspirational and good-humored, detailing how a small Welsh village decided to breed a champion racehorse.

We also have three Q&As this month. On May 6th, we are delighted to have legendary indie writer/director Whit Stillman with his acclaimed new comedy, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP. On May 7, we will have a raucous discussion with Jordan Peele and Alex Rubens, moderated by Keegan-Michael Key, after their Key & Peele cat extravaganza KEANU. And on May 16th, screenwriter David Kajganich will join us to discuss his simmering rock drama, A BIGGER SPLASH.

As always, members may bring TWO GUESTS to all regular screenings. 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, if you have any friends who say, "How come I never get invited to the Guild Screenings?"... please have them call the Membership Department and give us their email! We'll see you at the movies.

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Saturday, April 30
11:00 & 5:00

THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR
The fantastical world of Snow White and the Huntsman expands to reveal how the fates of the Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined. When evil siblings Freya the Ice Queen and Queen Ravenna plan to conquer the Enchanted Forest, only the Huntsman and his forbidden lover Sara can stop them.

Written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Craig Mazin
Based on Characters Created by Evan Daugherty
Produced by Joe Roth
Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost, Sam Claflin, Rob Brydon, Jessica Chastain

Rated PG-13, 114 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Saturday, April 30
2:00

A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING
A washed-up American businessman (Tom Hanks) looks to recoup his losses by travelling to Saudi Arabia to score a potentially massive deal. At first, he’s disoriented by his unfamiliar new surroundings, but eventually this strange new land helps him rediscover himself.

Written for the Screen and Directed by Tom Tykwer
Based on the Novel by Dave Eggers
Produced by Uwe Schott, Stefan Arndt, Arcadiy Golubovich, Tim O’Hair, Gary Goetzman

Cast: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Whishaw, Tom Skerritt

Not Rated, Runtime Not Available, Print Courtesy of Roadside Attractions


Saturday, April 30
8:00

CRIMINAL
The story of the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into the brain of an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate.

Written by Douglas Cook & David Weisberg
Produced by J.C. Spink, Jake Weiner, Matt O’Toole, Mark Gill, Christa Campbell
Directed by Ariel Vromen

Cast: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve, Michael Pitt, Jordi Mollá, Antje Traue, Scott Adkins, Amaury Nolasco, Danny Webb, Colin Salmon, Gal Gadot

Rated R, 113 minutes, Print Courtesy of Lionsgate


Friday, May 6
7:30

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
In the 18th century, the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate. While there, she is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica – and herself too, naturally. A breezy, comedic Jane Austen adaptation from writer/director Whit Stillman.

Q&A with Whit Stillman following the 7:30 screening

Written and Directed by Whit Stillman
Based on Jane Austen’s unfinished Novella Lady Susan
Produced by Katie Holly, Lauranne Bourrachot, Whit Stillman

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Morfydd Clark, Emma Greenwell, Tom Bennett, James Fleet, Jemma Redgrave, Justin Edwards, Jenn Murray, Stephen Fry, Chloë Sevigny

Rated PG, 92 minutes, Print Courtesy of Roadside Attractions


Saturday, May 7
11:00 & 5:00

KEANU
The hugely popular comedy duo Key & Peele pose as ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve a stolen cat. But the incredibly adorable kitten becomes so coveted that the fight over his custody creates a gang war, forcing our two unwitting heroes to take the law into their own hands.

Q&A with Jordan Peele and Alex Rubens following the 5:00 screening

Written by Jordan Peele & Alex Rubens
Produced by Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Peter Principato, Paul Young, Joel Zadak
Directed by Peter Atencio

Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Method Man, Tiffany Haddish, Luis Guzmán, Nia Long, Will Forte

Rated R, 98 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Saturday, May 7
2:00

SUNSET SONG
In this lyrical yet unflinching drama, a young woman comes of age while enduring tragedy and hardship in rural Scotland at the dawning of the Great War. From writer/director Terence Davies (House Of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea).

Written and Directed by Terence Davies
Produced by Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos, Nicolas Steil

Cast: Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan, Kevin Guthrie

Rated R, 135 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures


Saturday, May 7
8:00

STEALING CARS
A young man has tremendous promise, but a troubled past lands him in a correctional camp for boys where he must navigate his way through dangerous inmates and a cruel staff. Throughout it all, he learns to inspire others and find out the truth about himself.

Written by Will Aldis & Steve Mackall
Produced by Rachel Winter, Dan Keston
Directed by Bradley Jay Kaplan

Cast: Emory Cohen, Mike Epps, Paul Sparks, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Al Calderon, Heather Lind, John Leguizamo

Rated R, 94 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures


Sunday, May 8
11:00

STANDING TALL
Abandoned by his mother at the age of six, Malony is constantly in and out of juvenile court. An adoptive family grows around him, Florence, a children’s magistrate and Yann, a counselor and survivor of a very difficult childhood. Together they follow the boy’s journey and try unfailingly to save him.

Written by Emmanuelle Bercot and Marcia Romano Produced by François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier, Diane Rouxel, Anne Suarez, Christophe Meynet, Martin Loizillon

This film is in French with English subtitles.

Rated R, 119 minutes, Print Courtesy of Cohen Media Group


Sunday, May 8
2:00

MOTHER’S DAY
Intertwining stories revolve around a television host, a divorcee looking for love and a woman who wants to strengthen her relationship with her mother. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in celebration of mothers everywhere.

Screenplay by Anya Kochoff Romano and Matt Walker & Tom Hines
Story by Lily Hollander and Matt Walker & Tom Hines & Garry Marshall
Produced by Mike Karz, Wayne Rice, Daniel Diamond, Brandt Andersen, Howard Burd, Mark DiSalle
Directed by Garry Marshall

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Timothy Olyphant, Hector Elizondo, Jack Whitehall

Rated PG-13, 118 minutes, Print Courtesy of Open Road Films


Sunday, May 8
5:00

THE ONES BELOW
A couple expecting their first child become friends with the couple in the flat below, also expecting. When unnerving differences between the families become clear, a series of sinister clues begin to point to a disturbing truth.

Written and Directed by David Farr
Produced by Nikki Parrott

Cast: Clémence Poésy, Stephen Campbell Moore, David Morrissey, Laura Birn, Deborah Findlay

Rated R, 86 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures


Sunday, May 8
8:00

WEINER
An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign, after a sexting scandal forced a humiliating resignation just as he was on the cusp of higher office. With unprecedented access to Weiner, his family and his campaign team, this documentary is an unflinching look inside a political comeback-turned-meltdown.

Written by Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, Eli Despres
Produced by Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
Directed by Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg

This feature is a documentary.

Rated R, 100 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Films


Monday, May 9
8:00

THE FAMILY FANG
In this elegant, poignant tale about art and family, an actress and her writer brother investigate the mysterious disappearance of their parents, two performance artists known for very elaborate hoaxes.

Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the Book by Kevin Wilson
Produced by Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Jason Bateman, James Garavente
Directed by Jason Bateman

Rated R, 105 minutes, Print Courtesy of Starz Digital


Saturday, May 14
10:30 (3D) & 8:00

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
One year after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America and Iron Man clash over a proposal that would make superheroes accountable to government oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, the rest of the Marvel heroes must pick a side.

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

Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Martin Freeman, William Hurt, Daniel Brühl

Rated PG-13, 146 minutes, Print Courtesy of Marvel Studios


Saturday, May 14
2:00

DARK HORSE
In this deeply human documentary, a group of friends from a working men’s club decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse.

Produced by Judith Dawson Directed by Louise Osmond

Starring: Jan Vokes, Brian Vokes, Howard Davies, Angela Davies, Tony Kerby, Maureen Jones

This feature is a documentary.

Rated PG, 85 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Saturday, May 14
5:00

MAGGIE’S PLAN
In Rebecca Miller’s witty modern romantic comedy, Maggie (Greta Gerwig) who is longing to start a family becomes involved in a complicated love triangle with a struggling novelist and professor (Ethan Hawke) and his haughty theorist wife (Julianne Moore). After a period of flirtation, they fall in love and start a family together, but their new life together leaves Maggie unfulfilled.

Written for the Screen and Directed by Rebecca Miller
Based on a Story by Karen Rinaldi
Produced by Rachael Horovitz, Damon Cardasis, Rebecca Miller

Cast: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel

Rated R, 98 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Monday, May 16
7:30

A BIGGER SPLASH
Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) and her partner’s romantic Italian holiday vacation is interrupted when an old music flame unexpectedly arrives with his daughter, bringing an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescuee.

Q&A with David Kajganich following the 7:30 screening

Screenplay by David Kajganich
Based on the film “La Piscine” directed by Jacques Deray – based on an original screenplay by Alain Page on his novel “La Piscine” published by Raoul Solar – adaptation and dialogues by Jacques Deray and Jean-Claude Carriere
Produced by Michael Costigan, Luca Guadagnino
Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Schoenaerts, Corrado Guzzanti, Lily McMenamy

Rated R, 124 minutes, Print Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures


Saturday, May 21
11:00 & 5:00

MONEY MONSTER
In this taut and tense thriller, television stock market guru Lee Gates is held hostage live on the air by a disgruntled investor after losing his life savings due to Gates’ advice. Unfolding in real time, Gates and his crew must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.

Screenplay by Jamie Linden and Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf
Story by Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf
Produced by Daniel Dubiecki, Lara Alameddine, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Directed by Jodie Foster

Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito, Caitriona Balfe

Rated R, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of TriStar Pictures


Saturday, May 21
2:00

LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT
Ewan McGregor is Jesus – and the Devil – in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test with distinctly human conflicts.

Written and Directed by Rodrigo Garcia Produced by Julie Lynn, Bonnie Curtis, Wicks Walker

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Tye Sheridan, Ciarán Hinds, Ayelet Zurer, Susan Gray

Rated PG-13, 98 minutes, Print Courtesy of Broad Green Pictures


Saturday, May 21
8:00

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY
The improbable true story of Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Hindu mathematics genius who traveled from India to Cambridge on the cusp of World War I to study under professor G.H. Hardy. A fascinating look at the nature of his genius, as well as the bigotry during that period.

Written and Directed by Matthew Brown
Based on the Book “The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan” by Robert Kanigel
Produced by Edward R. Pressman, Jim Young

Cast: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones

Rated PG-13, 108 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Films


Friday, May 27
8:00

NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING
The follow-up to 2014’s popular comedy. Now that Mac and Kelly have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they were safe to sell, a sorority moves in next door and is even more out of control than the fraternity before it.

Written by Andrew Jay Cohen & Brendan O’Brien & Nicholas Stoller & Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen
Based on Characters Created by Andrew Jay Cohen & Brendan O’Brien
Produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver
Directed by Nicholas Stoller

Cast: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein, Selena Gomez, Lisa Kudrow

Rated R, 91 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Saturday, May 28
10:30 (3D) & 5:00

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
Since the dawn of civilization, Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant, was worshipped as a god. Awakening after thousands of years, he recruits a team of powerful mutants to cleanse mankind and create a new world order. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Professor X and Raven must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their seemingly invincible nemesis.

Screenplay by Simon Kinberg
Story by Bryan Singer & Simon Kinberg & Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris
Produced by Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner
Directed by Bryan Singer

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, Ben Hardy

Not Rated, Runtime Not Available, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


Saturday, May 28
2:00

L’ATTESA
Stunningly shot and deeply resonant, L’ATTESA tells the irresistible story of the relationship between two women from different generations, as a mother unexpectedly meets her son’s French girlfriend in the lead up to Easter festivities. As they wait, they grow closer than either imagined despite the secrets they’re harboring from one another.

Written by Piero Messina, Giacomo Bendotti, Ilaria Macchia, Andrea Paolo Massara
Produced by Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori, Fabio Conversi, Jérôme Seydoux
Directed by Piero Messina

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Lou De Laâge, Domenico Diele, Antonio Folletto, Corrina Locastro

This film is in Italian and French with English subtitles.

Not Rated, 110 minutes, Print Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories


Saturday, May 28
8:30

THE TRUST
A nutty caper film that centers on two crooked cops who discover a hidden safe, the contents of which will lead them down a deadly road of corruption. With each twist, the pair are left fighting for their lives, with no one left to trust. Starring Nic Cage, in a truly gonzo performance that has to be seen to be believed.

Written by Benjamin Brewer and Adam Hirsch
Produced by Molly Hassell, Braxton Pope, Brad Schlei, Mike Nilon
Directed by Alex Brewer, Benjamin Brewer

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, Sky Ferreira, Jerry Lewis

Rated R, 93 minutes, Print Courtesy of Saban Films


Sunday, May 29
11:00 (3D) & 2:00

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE
This animated adaptation of the popular video-game series takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. When the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, the Angry Birds must figure out what the pigs are up to.

Screenplay by Jon Vitti
Story by Mikael Hed & Mikko Pöllä & John Cohen
Produced by John Cohen, Catherine Winder
Directed by Fergal Reilly, Clay Kaytis

Voice Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Hannibal Buress, Ike Barinholtz, Tituss Burgess, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage

Family Matinee: Members can bring up to 3 guests ages 3 and up to the 11:00am and 2:00pm screening.

Rated PG, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures


Sunday, May 29
5:00 & 8:00

THE NICE GUYS
In 1970s Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck private eye and his tough partner stumble into a sprawling conspiracy while investigating the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a once-prominent porn star. Blazing, high octane entertainment!

Written by Shane Black & Anthony Bagarozzi
Produced by Joel Silver
Directed by Shane Black

Cast: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David, Kim Basinger

Rated R, 116 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. 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.

WGA Membership cards are required to attend The Guild Screenings and must be presented by the WGA member. Your WGA membership card allows you to bring TWO guests. If you are not a member of the WGA, you will not be allowed admittance. 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