Writers Guild of America-West Diversity Department Hosting Free Screenigs for NALIP Members

The WGA-West Diversity Department is hosting screenings of two films in November: The Sessions, featuring Q&A with writer/director/producer Ben Lewin and Any Day Now, featuring Q&A with writers Travis Fine and George Arthur Bloom and star Alan Cumming. 


The Sessions – Screening/Q&A with Ben Lewin
Friday, November 2
7:00‐10:00 p.m. – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills 90211. RSVP: Diversity@wga.org with “Sessions” as subject. Hosted parking in theater structure. Q&A with writer/director/producer Ben Lewin immediately follows. At 36, Mark O'Brien, a man in an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest, he contacts a professional sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen‐Greene (a soccer mom with house, mortgage and a husband). Inspired by a true story, The Sessions follows the fascinating relationship between Mark and Cheryl as she takes him on his journey to manhood. Co‐hosts: WGAW Writers with Disabilities and Career Longevity Committees. Info: (323) 782‐4589.

Any Day Now – Screening/Q&A with Fine, Bloom and Cumming
Monday, November 12
7:00‐10:00 p.m. – Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills 90211. RSVP: Diversity@wga.org with “Any Day” as subject. Hosted parking in theater structure. Q&A with Travis Fine, George Arthur Bloom, and Alan Cumming
immediately follows. Kept up all night by his neighbor's music, Rudy (Alan Cumming) discovers his neighbor's son Marco, a teenager with Down syndrome, is left alone by his drug addicted mother with only the blaring stereo to keep him company. Family Services takes Marco, but Rudy sees him on the street and brings him home, where Rudy and his closeted district attorney partner, Paul, become the stable family environment Marco's never had. When authorities discover Rudy and Paul are gay, the men battle a biased legal system to adopt the child they love as their own. Inspired by a true story. Co‐hosts: WGAW Writers with Disabilities and Gay & Lesbian Writers Committees. Info: (323) 782‐4589.


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