Guild Screenings

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

Fasten your seatbelts, October is a tidal wave of great movies! We are exploding with terrific entertainments and big, fat event pictures. From the Cold War thriller BRIDGE OF SPIES to the provocative sci-fi epic THE MARTIAN to the nail-biter THE WALK. Wow! From the haunting CRIMSON PEAK to the unsettling BEASTS OF NO NATION to the insane all-in-one-take VICTORIA! Grab a seat! Plus, parents, you want Family Films? Bring the brood to GOOSEBUMPS, PAN, and HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2!

We also have a ton of exciting Q&As: On Sunday, October 11, Aaron Sorkin will be appearing after STEVE JOBS. On Saturday, October 17, Jason Fuchs will speak after his film PAN. On Sunday, October 18, writer Matt Charman will discuss BRIDGE OF SPIES. And on Monday, October 26, in a very special evening, John McNamara will speak after a screening of the biopic TRUMBO. Dalton Trumbo was one of our Guild's most illustrious and respected members, and this evening is co-sponsored by The Writers Guild Foundation.

Members may bring TWO GUESTS (*unless otherwise noted) to all regular screenings. 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, 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.

Click on movie titles to view trailers.

Friday, October 2
6:30 (2D) & 9:30 (3D)

The awe-inspiring true-life journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Robin Wright and Sam Worthington all try to reach the top of the world's highest mountain. And make it back down alive.  

Screenplay by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy
Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormákur, Nicky Kentish Barnes, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur

Cast: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal

Rated PG-13, 121 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Sunday, October 4

The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure. Dracula (Adam Sandler) and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half-human, half-vampire grandson through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. Bring your own little vampires.

Written by Robert Smigel & Adam Sandler
Produced by Michelle Murdocca
Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky

Voice Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Asher Blinkoff, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Dana Carvey, Rob Riggle, Mel Brooks

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

Rated PG, 89 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Sunday, October 4

How do you make your country remember when everyone wants to forget? Set in post-World War II Germany, as former Nazis return to their pre-war lives with no penalty, one ambitious prosecutor vows to bring them to justice in this intelligent and arresting fact-based drama.

Screenplay by Elisabeth Bartel & Giulio Ricciarelli
Screen Story by Elisabeth Bartel
Produced by Uli Putz, Sabine Lamby, Jakob Claussen
Directed by Giulio Ricciarelli

Cast: Alexander Fehling, Andre Szymanski, Friederike Becht, Johannes Krisch, Hansi Jochmann, Johann Von Bulow, Robert Hunger-Buhler, Lukas Miko, Gert Voss

This film is in German with English subtitles.

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

Sunday, October 4

Famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) conducts a series of radical experiments in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to strangers strapped into a chair in another room. Is Milgram a scientist or a manipulative monster? A fascinating portrait of the weaker side of human nature that still resonates to this day.

Written and Directed by Michael Almereyda
Produced by Michael Almereyda, Uri Singer, Fabio Golombek, Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins, Danny Abeckaser, Per Melita

Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Jim Gaffigan, Edoardo Ballerini, Kellan Lutz, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Abeckaser, Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin

Not Rated, 98 minutes, Print Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Sunday, October 4

No good deed goes unpunished, or uneaten. From the twisted mind of Eli Roth, comes this story of bleeding hearts bleeding out. When a group of student activists crash land in the Peruvian jungle they discover a horror they never could have imagined. Shot in the Amazon with real tribesmen, this is Roth's most controversial film to date.

Screenplay by Eli Roth & Guillermo Amoedo
Story by Eli Roth
Produced by Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Miguel Asensio, Nicolas Lopez, Eli Roth
Directed by Eli Roth

Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aarons Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Magdalena Apanowicz, Ignacia Allamand, Daryl Sabara, Nicolas Martinez, Sky Ferreira, Eusebio Arenas, Richard Burgi, Matías Lopez

Rated R, 103 minutes, Print Courtesy of BH Tilt

Sunday, October 11
11:00 & 5:00

From writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle, this one may have the performance of the year with Michael Fassbender in the titular role. Set backstage at three iconic Apple product launches, Steve Jobs is the true story of the visionary CEO as he takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution.

Q&A with Aaron Sorkin following the 5:00 screening

Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
Based on the Book by Walter Isaacson
Produced by Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady, Scott Rudin, Danny Boyle, Christian Colson
Directed by Danny Boyle

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg

*Please note members may only bring ONE (1) Guest to the 5:00pm screening

Rated R, 122 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Sunday, October 11

In this radically re-imagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, three Southern women fight to defend their home and themselves from a pair of renegade soldiers on a mission of pillage and violence.

Written by Julia Hart
Produced by Jordan Horowitz, Judd Payne, Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Dete Meserve, Patrick Newall
Directed by Daniel Barber

Cast: Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Muna Otaru, Sam Worthington

Rated R, 95 minutes, Print Courtesy of Drafthouse Films

Sunday, October 11

Recovering addict and amputee John Wood finds himself in a stranger-than-fiction battle to reclaim his mummified leg from Southern entrepreneur Shannon Whisant, who found it in a barbecue grill he bought at an auction and believes it to therefore be his rightful property. It's one of those if it wasn't true you wouldn't believe it stories. From the acclaimed documentarians who brought you the Academy Award winning UNDEFEATED and THE KING OF KONG.

Produced by Ed Cunningham, Seth Gordon, Bryan Carberry, Adam Gibbs, Tim Grant, Clay Tweel, Alison Mo Massey, Gregory J. Lanesey, Matt Radecki, Adam F. Goldberg, Peer Pedersen
Directed by Bryan Carberry, Clay Tweel

Cast: Shannon Whisnant, John Wood

This feature is a documentary.

Not Rated, 84 minutes, Print Courtesy of The Orchard

Friday, October 16

Set in early 20th century Britain, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep star in this powerful drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for a woman’s right to vote—their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives.

Written by Abi Morgan
Produced by Alison Owen, Faye Ward
Directed by Sarah Gavron

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai, Natalie Press, Meryl Streep

Rated PG-13, 106 minutes, Print Courtesy of Focus Features

Saturday, October 17
10:30 (3D) & 1:30 (2D)

The tale is timeless, but it's never been told like this before. Writer Jason Fuchs and director Joe Wright give the adventure of an orphan spirited away to a magical Neverland a colorful, imaginative new life. Starring Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara. Bring the kids and let them meet the screenwriter!

Q&A with Jason Fuchs following the 1:30 screening

Written by Jason Fuchs
Produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Paul Webster
Directed by Joe Wright

Cast: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, Adeel Akhtar, Taejoo Na, Nonso Anozie, Kurt Egyiawan, Lewis MacDougall, Jack Charles, Cara Delevigne

Family Matinee: Members can bring up to 3 guests ages 3 and up to the 10:30am and 1:30pm screenings.

Rated PG, 111 minutes, Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Saturday, October 17
5:00 (2D) & 8:00 (3D)

The true story of French-high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. Robert Zemeckis gives moviegoers the chance to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. Whatever you do, don't look down!

Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & Christopher Browne
Based on the book “To Reach The Clouds” by Philippe Petit
Produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke
Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine

Rated PG, 123 minutes, Print Courtesy of TriStar Pictures

Sunday, October 18
11:00 & 5:00

In Steven Spielberg's new dramatic thriller, Tom Hanks plays a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA gives him the nearly impossible task of negotiating the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

Q&A with Matt Charman following the 5:00 screening

Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Produced by Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda

*Please note members may only bring ONE (1) Guest to the 5:00pm screening

Rated PG-13, 135 minutes, Print Courtesy of DreamWorks Pictures

Sunday, October 18

Writer/Director James Vanderbilt (ZODIAC) tells the controversial true story of the last days of Dan Rather (Robert Redford) and his 60 Minutes news producer, Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett), after they use unverified documents to accuse George Bush, in the middle of his re-election bid, of conspiring to duck military service. Based on Mary Mapes' bestselling memoir.

Written and Directed by James Vanderbilt
Based on the Book “Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and The Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes
Produced by Bradley J. Fischer, William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, Brett Ratner, Doug Mankoff, Andrew Spaulding

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Greenwood, Stacy Keach

Rated R, 125 minutes, Print Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Sunday, October 18

A movie shot in a single take about a thrill-seeking Spanish woman who is asked by four local Berliners to be their getaway driver for a bank robbery. No cuts. No CGI. No cheap tricks. No expensive ones, either. Just one night, one shot.  

Written by Sebastian Schipper, Olivia Neergard-Holm, Eike Schulz
Produced by Jan Dressler, Sebastian Schipper, Anatol Nitschke, Catherine Baikousis, David Keitsch
Directed by Sebastian Schipper

Cast: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Burak Yigit, Franz Rogowski, Max Mauff, André M. Hennicke

This film is in German and English with subtitles.

Not Rated, 138 minutes, Print Courtesy of Adopt Films

Friday, October 23
6:30 (2D) & 9:45 (3D)

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead by his crew after a fierce and disastrous storm. But Watney, left behind on the desolate and hostile red planet, has survived. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

JUST ADDED! Q&A with Drew Goddard following the 6:30 screening

Screenplay by Drew Goddard
Based on the Novel by Andy Weir
Produced by Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Aditya Sood, Mark Huffam
Directed by Ridley Scott

Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Rated PG-13, 141 minutes, Print Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Saturday, October 24
11:00 (3D) & 2:00 (2D)

When a gang of demons conjured up by wildly imaginative YA horror author R.L. Stine are accidentally set free, it's up to a recently transplanted city kid and Stine's own daughter to save their quaint Maryland town. Jack Black stars in this fantastical family suspense yarn.

Screenplay by Darren Lemke Story by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski Based on the Scholastic Goosebumps Books Written by R.L. Stine Produced by Deborah Forte, Neal H. Moritz Directed by Rob Letterman

Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, Halston Sage, Steven Krueger

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

Rated PG, 98 minutes, Print Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Saturday, October 24
5:00 & 8:00

Guillermo del Toro goes gothic! In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a seductive stranger. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever.

Written by Guillermo del Toro & Matthew Robbins
Produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Guillermo del Toro, Callum Greene
Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver

Rated R, 119 minutes, Print Courtesy of Universal Pictures & Legendary Pictures

Sunday, October 25

As civil war rages in an unnamed African country, a fierce warlord trains a young orphan to join his group of guerilla soldiers in this heartrending film written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (TRUE DETECTIVE). 

Written for the Screen and Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Based on the Book by Uzodinma Iweala
Produced by Amy Kaufman, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, Daniel Crown, Idris Elba

Cast: Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama K. Abebrese, Kobina Amissah Sam, Opeyemi Fagbohungbe

Not Rated, 136 minutes, Print Courtesy of Netflix

Sunday, October 25

Escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for half a decade, a young woman and her five-year-old son struggle to adjust to the strange, terrifying and wondrous world outside their one-room prison. A unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child.

Written by Emma Donoghue
Based on the Novel by Emma Donoghue
Produced by Ed Guiney, David Gross
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus, William H. Macy

Rated R, 118 minutes, Print Courtesy of A24

Sunday, October 25

A decorated New Jersey police detective is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard-earned pension to her domestic partner. Denied by local county officials, she receives help from an activist and her hard-nosed colleague who unite to rally fellow police officers and ordinary citizens to support the couple’s fight for equality in this emotional true life docudrama.

Screenplay by Ron Nyswaner
Based on the Documentary by Cynthia Wade
Produced by Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Cynthia Wade, Jack Selby, Duncan Montgomery, James D. Stern, Julie Goldstein, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Kelly Bush, Ellen Page
Directed by Peter Sollett

Cast: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell

Rated PG-13, 103 minutes, Print Courtesy of Lionsgate

Sunday, October 25

Laney (played by Sarah Silverman in a career re-defining performance) is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother who has the perfect husband, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV. But just beneath the façade lies depression and disillusionment that send her careening into a secret world of reckless compulsion. With the destruction of her family looming, Laney makes one last desperate attempt at redemption.

Written by Paige Dylan & Amy Koppelman
Based on the Book by Amy Koppelman
Produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Mike Harrop, Richard Arlook
Directed by Adam Salky

Cast: Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Skylar Gaertner, Shayne Coleman, Mia Barron, Thomas Sadoski, Sean Reda

Rated R, 85 minutes, Print Courtesy of Broad Green Pictures

Monday, October 26

The successful career of 1940's screenwriter Dalton Trumbo comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. This film tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood.   

Q&A with John McNamara following the 7:30 screening

*This film is co-sponsored by the Writers Guild Foundation*

Written by John McNamara
Based on the Book by Bruce Cook
Produced by Michael London, Janice Williams, Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson, Nimitt Mankad, John McNamara, Kevin Kelly Brown
Directed by Jay Roach

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Michael Stuhlbarg, Dave Maldonado, John Getz, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, David James Elliott

Rated R, 124 minutes, Print Courtesy of Bleecker Street Media

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.