SAG-AFTRA Film Society

SAG-AFTRA Film Society: Hollywood Screening Series

Membership for the SAG-AFTRA Film Society 2014/15 season is now at capacity.

WAITING LIST: If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please send us an email at filmsociety@sagaftra.org. In the subject line please write: “2014/15 WAITING LIST” and follow that with your membership ID number and your name. Note: Your membership ID number is mandatory. We will not be able to add you to the waiting list unless you include your SAG-AFTRA ID number located on your April dues bill. Emails will be processed in the order received.

If you cannot contact us by email, please contact the Film Society Office at (323) 549-6658 and request to be added to the “waiting list.”  As with the email notice, members must include their member ID number, and their name. Please leave a contact phone number in the voicemail message as well.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Film Society Office at the number noted above.

Once your name has been added to the waiting list, if a space opens up we will be in contact with you. We appreciate your interest in joining the SAG-AFTRA Film Society.

Finally, please email the Film Society office at filmsociety@sagaftra.org if you have any general membership questions as well.

Screening Information About the Upcoming Films:
Beginning in May the 2014/15 Film Society members will begin to receive email notices regarding our upcoming screenings at the Directors Guild of America, which begin on May 31st.  This information will also be provided on the 24-hour hotline at (323) 549-6657. Information about the extra “bonus screenings” will be sent via email only. Bonus screenings usually start up in the fall.

Film Society Rules & Regulations
Click here to view the SAG-AFTRA Film Society Rules & Regulations

Member Deals & Discounts

SAG-AFTRA Film Society members can show their membership card to receive 10% off the regular menus at LUCA on Sunset, Evo kitchen and Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria. Discount excludes happy hour and other specials, and cannot be combined with other offers.

LUCA on Sunset, 7950 W. Sunset Blvd. #103 (next door to the DGA Theatre), (323) 822-2900. Luca's Italian heritage along with his California upbringing is the influence behind this restaurant. The all-natural and organic menu combined with the eco-friendly, contemporary design create a unique oasis in the city.

 

EVO kitchen, 7950 W. Sunset Blvd. (next door to the DGA Theatre), (323) 375-3390, is a SAG-AFTRA member and family-owned green business serving local organic soups, salads, wraps, pizzas, delicious sustainable wines, local craft beers, fun cocktails. New Salmon Entree & Baked Hot Wings. Gluten-Free & Vegan Options too. View menu www.evokitchenla.com

 

 

VIVOLI CAFE & TRATTORIA, 7994 West Sunset Blvd. (one block west of the DGA), (323) 656-5050, creates the finest collectin of Italian food in a variety of authentic flavors, originating from the northern to southern regions of Italy, all while providing extraordinary service in true Italian fashion. 

 

SAG-AFTRA FILM SOCIETY SEASON 2014/15

Please mark your calendar. The SAG-AFTRA Film Society returns for an exciting new season of films beginning May 30th at the Directors Guild of America. Additional screening dates can be found at the bottom of the webpage.

2014/15 Film Society Members should start to receive their Film Society screening information packet, including the Film Society photo ID membership card, about 1-2 weeks before opening night.

Starting in early May, the 2014/15 Film Society members will begin to receive email notices about our upcoming screenings at the Directors Guild of America

For all members who applied via U.S. mail with the traditional paper application, your posted check will confirm that your application has been processed and accepted.

Please note: Information about the extra “bonus screenings” will be sent via email only. Bonus screenings normally start up in the fall.

Please be sure to check back with the website for the latest information.

Enjoy the films!

SAG-AFTRA FILM SOCIETY begins an exciting new season of films at the Directors Guild of America on May 30/31

 UPCOMING FILMS:

Exodus: Gods and Kings

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS
(in 3D)
Friday, January 2
6:30 p.m., 10 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 3
11 a.m.
Special 3D glasses will be distributed and collected for this screening.
Starring: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Written by: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, Steven Zaillian
Produced by: Peter Chernin, Ridley Scott, Jenno Topping, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam
Running Time: 150 Minutes
Rated: PG-13
Courtesy of: Twentieth Century Fox
Release Date: 12/12/2014

SAG-AFTRA Film Society Presents: A Day of Amazing Animation!
Jan. 3 at the DGA

How to Train Your Dragon 2

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
(in 3D)
Saturday, Jan. 3
2:30 p.m.
Special 3D glasses will be distributed and collected for this screening. Your guest for this screening may be a child who is at least 7 years of age.
Voice Cast: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington
Directed by: Dean DeBois
Screenplay by: Dean DeBois. Based on How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.
Produced by: Bonnie Arnold
Running Time: 102 minutes
Rated: PG
Courtesy of: DreamWorks Animation
Release Date: 6/13/2014

Big Hero 6

BIG HERO 6
Saturday, Jan. 3
5:30 p.m.
This film will be presented in 2D. Your guest for this screening may be a child who is at least 7 years of age.
Voice Cast: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, Maya Rudolf
Directed by: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Screenplay by: Robert L. Baird, Dan Gerson, Jordan Roberts.
Based on the novel by: Big Hero 6 by Man of Action
Produced by: Roy Conli
Running Time: 102 Minutes
Rated: PG
Courtesy of: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release Date: 11/7/2014

The Lego Movie

THE LEGO MOVIE
(in 3D)
Saturday, Jan. 3
8:30 p.m.
Special 3D glasses will be distributed and collected for this screening. Your guest for this screening may be a child who is at least 7 years of age.
Voice Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman
Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Screenplay by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller. Story by: Dan Hageman, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Produced by: Dan Lin, Roy Lee
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Rated: PG
Courtesy of: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: 2/7/2014

Presenting: SAG-AFTRA Film Society’s Foreign Film Weekend!
Friday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 10 at the DGA

Force Majeure

FORCE MAJEURE
Friday, Jan. 9
6:30 p.m.
Starring: Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli
Written and Directed by: Ruben Östlund
Produced by: Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson, Philippe Bober
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Rated: R
Courtesy of: Magnolia Pictures
In Swedish with English subtitles

Timbuktu

TIMBUKTU
Friday, Jan. 9
9:30 p.m.
Starring: Ibrahim Ahmed
Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako
Written by: Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall
Produced by: Sylvie Pialat
Running Time: 97 Minutes
Rated: PG-13
Courtesy of: Cohen Media Group
In French and Arabic with English subtitles

Corn Island

CORN ISLAND
Saturday, Jan. 10
Noon
Starring: Ylias Salman, Mariam Buturishvili, Tamer Levent
Directed by: George Ovashvili
Screenplay by: Roelof Jan Minneboo, George Ovashvili, Nugzar Shataidze
Produced by: Guillaume de Seille
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Courtesy of: 42 Film
In Georgian, Abkhazian with English subtitles

Tangerines movie poster

TANGERINES
Saturday, Jan. 10
3 p.m.
Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Mikheil Meskhi
Written and Directed by: Zaza Urushadze
Produced by: Ivo Felt, Zaza Urushadze
Running Time:  87 Minutes
Courtesy of: AllFilm
In Russian, Estonian with English Subtitles

Ida

IDA
Saturday, Jan. 10
6 p.m.
Starring: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska
Written and Directed by: Paweł Pawlikowski
Produced by: Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzięcioł, Ewa Puszczyńska
Running Time: 80 Minutes
Rated: PG-13
Courtesy of: Music Box Films
In Polish with English Subtitles

Wild Tales publicity photo

WILD TALES
Saturday, Jan. 10
9 p.m.
Starring: Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martinez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg and Darío Grandinetti
Written and Directed by: Damián Szifron
Produced by: Hugo Sigman, Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García and Matías Mosteirín
Running Time: 122 Minutes
Rated: R
Courtesy of: Sony Pictures Classics
In Spanish with English Subtitles

Presenting: SAG-AFTRA Film Society’s Documentary Feature Film Weekend!
Friday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 17 at the DGA
(Film Society Members may attend one or all six documentaries)
Please Note: Extra guest passes can be purchased from the SAG-AFTRA Cashiers Window only, which is open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Extra guest passes can be purchased with cash, by check or with money orders only.
(Please see email notices for more information.)

Keep On Keepin' On

KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON
Documentary Feature Film
Friday, Jan. 16
6:30 p.m.
Directed by: Alan Hicks
Produced by: Quincy Jones, Paula Dupre’ Pesmen
Written by: Alan Hicks, Davis Coombe
Running Time: 86 Minutes
Rated: Rated R
Courtesy of: Radius-TWC
Documentary Feature Film Weekend!
Official Oscar® Selection: Best Documentary Feature

Citizenfour

CITIZENFOUR
Documentary Feature Film
Friday, Jan. 16
9:30 p.m.
Directed, Filmed and Produced by: Laura Poitras
Produced by: Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky
Running Time: 86 Minutes
Rated: Rated R
Courtesy of: Radius-TWC
Documentary Feature Film Weekend!
Official Oscar® Selection: Best Documentary Feature

Life Itself

LIFE ITSELF
Documentary Feature Film
Saturday, Jan. 17
Noon
Directed by: Steve James
Produced by: Zak Piper, Steve James, Garrett Basch
Running Time: 120 Minutes
Rated: R
Courtesy of: Magnolia Pictures
Documentary Feature Film Weekend!
Official Oscar® Selection: Best Documentary Feature

Virunga

VIRUNGA
Documentary Feature Film
Saturday, Jan. 17
3 p.m.
Directed by: Orlando von Einsiedel
Produced by: Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Courtesy of: Netflix
A Film Society Bonus: Documentary Feature Weekend!
Official Oscar® Selection: Best Documentary Feature

Last Days in Vietnam

LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM
Documentary Feature Film
Saturday, Jan. 17
6 p.m
Directed by: Rory Kennedy
Produced by: Rory Kennedy, Keven McAlester, Rory Kennedy
Writers: Mark Bailey and Keven McAlester
Running Time: 98 Minutes
Courtesy of: American Experience Films/WGBH
Documentary Feature Film Weekend!
Official Oscar® Selection: Best Documentary Feature

Finding Vivian Maier

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
Documentary Feature Film
Saturday, Jan. 17
9 p.m.
Directed by: John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
Written by: John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
Produced by: Charlie Siskel and John Maloof
Running Time: 83 Minutes
Courtesy of: Sundance Selects
Documentary Feature Film Weekend!
Official Oscar® Selection: Best Documentary Feature

SAG-AFTRA FILM SOCIETY – 2014/15 SCREENING DATES
May 30/31
June 13/14
June 27/28
July 6/7 *
July 27/28*
August 8/9
August 22/23
September 5/6
September 26/27
October 3/4
October 10/11
October 17/18
November 7/8
November 14/15
November 28/29
December 7/8*
December 14/December 15*
December 26/27
January 2/3
January 9/10
January 16/17
February 13/14
February 27/28
March 13/14
March 27/28
April 3/4
*indicates screening date that falls on a Sunday/Monday.

Screening dates for the remainder of the season will be sent by email, posted to website, and updated on the 24-hour hotline when they become available. Reminder: the Film Society Season ends in April 2015.

For updated screening information, return to this website, call the hotline at (323) 549-6657, or watch for email updates. If you are a current 2014/15 Film Society member and are not receiving emails, please contact us filmsociety@sagaftra.org.  Please be sure to include your member ID # with your email correspondence. Thank you.