Guild Screenings
AUGUST 2014

Welcome to your theater! Please feel free to arrive early and enjoy a little fun and gossip with your fellow writers. On weekends, we serve popcorn, beverages, salads, sandwiches, and fresh pastries.

We hope you’ll beat the heat in August with another refreshing slate of films. The schedule is highlighted by three very special Q&A’s, including two advance screenings.

Hot off its successful debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, on Sunday, August 3rd, we’ll get an early peek at ABOUT ALEX, described as “The Big Chill” for the social media age. First time writer/director Jesse Zwick will join us for a conversation after the screening.

The following Sunday, August 10th, we’re excited to offer an advance screening of IF I STAY, an adaptation of the bestselling novel, featuring a Q&A with screenwriter Shauna Cross, moderated by the book’s author, Gayle Forman.

And on Friday night, August 15th, writer/director Ira Sachs will join us for a discussion following a screening of his latest, LOVE IS STRANGE, starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and Marisa Tomei.

Members may bring TWO GUESTS to all screenings and THREE GUESTS to Family Matinees. As always, we ask that members frequent the food and drink offerings from Homeboy Industries before the film. Only popcorn and water are allowed inside the theater, and for the enjoyment of all, we ask that patrons do not bring in their own food. Thank you so much, and enjoy this month’s movies!

Click on movie titles to view trailers.

Sunday, August 3
11:00 & 8:00

LUCY

Written and Directed by Luc Besson
Produced by Virginie Besson-Silla

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-Sik, Amr Waked

Rated R, 90 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures


Sunday, August 3
2:00 

A MOST WANTED MAN

Screenplay by Andrew Bovell
Based on the Novel by John le Carré
Produced by Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan, Malte Grunert, Simon Cornwell, Andrea Calderwood
Directed by Anton Corbijn

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright

Rated R, 121 minutes, Print Courtesy of Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions


Sunday, August 3
5:00

ABOUT ALEX
Q&A with writer/director JESSE ZWICK following the 5:00pm screening, moderated by Ian Deitchman

Written and Directed by Jesse Zwick
Produced by Adam Saunders

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Nate Parker, Max Minghella, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace, Jane Levy

Rated R, 96 minutes, Print Courtesy of Screen Media Films


Monday, August 4
7:30  

THE TRIP TO ITALY

Written and Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Produced by Melissa Parmenter

Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon

Not Rated, 108 minutes, Print Courtesy of IFC Films


Friday, August 8
7:30

CHILD OF GOD

Screenplay by James Franco & Vince Jolivette
Based on the Novel by Cormac McCarthy
Produced by Caroline Aragon, Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy
Directed by James Franco

Cast: Scott Haze, James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson

Rated R, 104 minutes, Print Courtesy of Well Go USA


Sunday, August 10
11:00, 2:00 & 8:30

GET ON UP

Screenplay by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth
Story by Steven Baigelman and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth
Produced by Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, Erica Huggins, Tate Taylor
Directed by Tate Taylor

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer

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


Sunday, August 10
5:00

IF I STAY
Q&A with screenwriter SHAUNA CROSS following the 5:00pm screening moderated by author Gayle Forman

Screenplay by Shauna Cross
Based on the Novel by Gayle Forman
Produced by Alison Greenspan
Directed by R.J. Cutler

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Stacy Keach

Rated PG-13, 107 minutes, Print Courtesy of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer


Friday, August 15
7:30  

LOVE IS STRANGE
Q&A with IRA SACHS following the screening moderated by Valerie Alexander

Written by Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias
Produced by Lucas Joaquin, Jay Van Hoy, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman
Directed by Ira Sachs

Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Darren Burrows, Charlie Tahan, Cheyenne Jackson

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


Saturday, August 16
11:00 & 5:00  

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

Screenplay by Steven Knight
Based Upon the Novel by Richard C. Morais
Produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Juliet Blake
Directed by Lasse Hallström

Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon

This film is in English, French and Hindi with subtitles.

Rated PG, 122 minutes, Print Courtesy of DreamWorks Pictures


Saturday, August 16
2:00 & 8:00  

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – Presented in 3D

Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman
Based on the Marvel Comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Produced by Kevin Feige
Directed by James Gunn

Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper

Rated PG-13, 121 minutes, Print Courtesy of Disney


Saturday, August 23
11:00 & 2:00  

THE GIVER

Screenplay by Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide
Based on the Book by Lois Lowry
Produced by Nikki Silver, Jeff Bridges, Neil Koenigsberg
Directed by Phillip Noyce

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, Emma Tremblay

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

Rated PG-13, 94 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Weinstein Company


Saturday, August 23
5:00

THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD

Written and Directed by Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland
Produced by Declan Baldwin, Maggie Malina, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon

Cast: Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Dakota Fanning

Rated R, 90 minutes, Print Courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films


Saturday, August 23
8:00  

THE CONGRESS

Written and Directed by Ari Folman
Based on the Book “The Futurological Congress: by Stanislaw Lem
Produced by Ari Folman, Reinhard Brundig, Robin Wright

Cast: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Paul Giamatti, Danny Huston, Jon Hamm

Not Rated, 122 minutes, Print Courtesy of Drafthouse Films


Sunday, August 24
11:00 & 2:00  

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – Presented in 3D

Screenplay by Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec and Evan Daugherty
Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman
Produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Galen Walker, Scott Mednick, Ian Bryce
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman

Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Danny Woodburn, Abby Elliott, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Minae Noji

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

Rated PG-13, Approx. 101 minutes, Print Courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Sunday, August 24
5:00 & 8:00  

THE NOVEMBER MAN

Screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek
Based on the Book “There Are No Spies” by Bill Granger
Produced by Beau St. Clair, Sriram Das
Directed by Roger Donaldson

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone, Bill Smitrovich, Will Patton

Not Yet Rated, 108 minutes, Print Courtesy of Relativity Media


Monday, August 25
7:30  

WHAT IF

Written by Elan Mastai
The Screenplay is Based on the Play “Toothpaste and Cigars” by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi
Produced by David Gross, Macdara Kelleher, André Rouleau
Directed by Michael Dowse

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Rafe Spall

Rated PG-13, 102 minutes, Print Courtesy of CBS Films


Saturday, August 30
11:00 & 8:00  

LET’S BE COPS

Written by Luke Greenfield & Nicholas Thomas Produced by Simon Kinberg, Luke Greenfield Directed by Luke Greenfield

Cast: Damon Wayons, Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy, Andy Garcia

Rated R, 104 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox


Saturday, August 30
2:00  

DINOSAUR 13

Produced, Directed and Edited by Todd Douglas Miller
Based on the Book “Rex Appeal” by Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan

Interviews: Peter Larson, Neal L. Larson, Bob Farrar, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie, Susan Hendrickson, Terry Wentz, Phillip Manning, Carson Murdy, Vincent Santucci

This film is a Documentary

Rated PG, 105 minutes, Print Courtesy of Lionsgate Films


Saturday, August 30
5:00  

ARE YOU HERE

Written and Directed by Matthew Weiner
Produced by Gary Gilbert, Matthew Weiner, Jordan Horowitz, Scott Hornbacher

Cast: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler

Rated R, 112 minutes, Print Courtesy of Millennium Entertainment


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 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

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