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:

Foxcatcher
 

FOXCATCHER
Friday, November 7
6:30 p.m., 10 p.m.
Saturday, November 8
11:30 a.m.

Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller
Directed by: Bennett Miller
Screenplay by: E. Max Fryer, Dan Futterman
Running Time: 134 Minutes
Rated: R  
Courtesy of: Sony Pictures Classics
Release Date: 11/14/2014

The Imitation Game
 

THE IMITATION GAME
Saturday, November 8
3 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Q&A with actor BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH and director MORTEN TYLDUM follows the 3 p.m. screening! Seating for all screening times will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard
Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Screenplay by: Graham Moore, based on the book "Alan Turing: The Enigma" by Andrew Hodges.
Produced by: Teddy Schwarzman, Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky
Running Time: 114 Minutes
Rated: PG-13
Courtesy of: The Weinstein Company
Release Date: 11/21/2014

Interstellar

INTERSTELLAR
Friday, November 14
6:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 15
11:00 a.m.

Q&A with actress JESSICA CHASTAIN and MACKENZIE FOY follows the 11 a.m. screening! Seating for all screening times will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Starring:  Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn and Michael Caine
Directed by:
Christopher Nolan
Screenplay by:
Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan
Produced by: 
Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst
Running Time: 
169 Minutes
Rated:
PG-13
Courtesy of:
Paramount Pictures
Release Date:
11/7/2014

Homesman

THE HOMESMAN
Saturday, November 15
3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Mirando Otto, Sonja Richter, John Lithgow, James Spader, Hailee Steinfeld and Meryl Streep
Directed by:
Tommy Lee Jones
Screenplay by:
Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley A. Oliver, based on a novel by Glendon Swarthout.
Produced by:
Peter Brant, Brian Kennedy and Luc Besson
Running Time:
120 Minutes
Rated:
R
Courtesy of:
Saban Films and Roadside Attractions
Release Date:
11/14/2014

Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem

GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIAN AMSALEM
(Bonus Screening)
Wednesday, Nov. 26
6:30 p.m. only
Q&A with director SHLOMI ELKABETZ and actor SIMON ABKARIAN follows the 6:30 p.m. screening. Seating is first-come, first served for this special bonus screening/Q&A.

Starring:  Simon Abkarian
Directed by: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Screenplay by: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Produced by: Marie Masmonteil, Sandrine Brauer, Shlomi Elkabetz
Running Time: 115 Minutes
Rated: Not Rated
Courtesy of: Music Box Films
Release Date: 11/7/2014
Official Oscar® Entry: Best Foreign Language Film (Isreal)
Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival 2014
Winner! Hamptons Int’l Film Festival 2014 - Golden Starfish Award for Best Narrative Feature
Winner! Chicago International Film Festival 2014 - Silver Hugo for Best Screenplay
Bonus Event
In Hebrew, French, and Arabic with English Subtitles

Fair Play

FAIR PLAY
(Bonus Screening)
Wednesday, Nov. 26
9:30 p.m. only
Q&A with actress ANNA GEISLEROVA and producer PAVEL STRNAD follows the 9:30 p.m. screening. Seating is first-come, first-served for this special bonus screening/Q&A.

Starring: Judit Bárdos, Anna Geislerova
Directed by: Andrea Sedláčková
Screenplay by: Andrea Sedláčková
Produced by: Pavel Strnad
Running Time: 110 Minutes
Rated: Not Rated
Courtesy of: Negativ s.r.o.
Release Date: 11/7/2014
Official Oscar® Entry: Best Foreign Language Film (Czech Republic)
Bonus Event
In Czech with English Subtitles

"Black or White" Film Image

BLACK OR WHITE
Friday, Nov. 28
6:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 29
11:30 a.m.

Q&A with KEVIN COSTNER follows the 11:30 a.m. screening! Seating for all screening times will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Ehle
Directed by: Mike Binder
Screenplay by: Mike Binder
Produced by: Kevin Costner, Mike Binder, Todd Lewis
Running Time: 121 Minutes
Rated: PG-13
Courtesy of: Relativity Media
Release Date: 12/3/2014 (limited)

Wild

WILD
Saturday, Nov. 29
3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

Starring: Resse Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Screenplay by: Nick Hornby, Based on the Book by Cheryl Strayed
Produced by: Resse Witherspoon, p.g.a., Bruna Papandrea, p.g.a., Bill Pohlad
Running Time: 115 Minutes
Rated: R
Courtesy of: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release Date: 11/14/2014

Selma

SELMA

Sunday, Dec. 7
3 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 10 p.m.
Starring: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as “Annie Lee Cooper.”
Directed by: Ava DuVernay
Screenplay by: Paul Webb
Produced by: Brad Pitt, Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey
Running time: 121 Minutes
Rated: Not Yet Rated
Courtesy of: Paramount Pictures
Nationwide Release: 12/25/14

 

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

*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.