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Cameo Cinema Foundation
About the Foundation: Cameo Cinema Foundation (formerly Friends of the Cameo) is a non-profit that raises money to help preserve the unique and magical experience that is the Cameo Cinema. Your donation safeguards this historic theater, and ensures that it continues to entertain, educate and inspire the Napa Valley for generations to come. The Cameo Cinema embraces the latest in innovative cinema technology, with a state of the art 6k projector and impressive Dolby Atmos Sound. Thanks to your loyal financial support we are able to offer a world-class film experience equal to any great movie house, anywhere in the world. You'd be hard-pressed to find another local business or organization that reaches so many people across all ages and economic demographics.
Calling all storytellers! With our school closures, we recommend this
FREE children's literacy resource featuring the world's best
storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide
with lessons for K-5 students to do at home. A SAG-AFTRA Foundation
CCF Coming Soon
An initiative of the Cameo Cinema with major support from the City of St. Helena
84 mins |
The world generates about a billion tons of garbage a year. Those who
live with it and from it are the poor - like the people of Cateura,
Paraguay. And here they are transforming it into beauty. This
documentary follows the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra as it takes its inspiring spectacle of
trash-into-music around the world.
The Story of Plastic
85 mins |
The Story of Plastic is a seething expose uncovering the ugly truth behind the current global plastic pollution crisis. Original animations, interviews with experts and activists, and
never-before-filmed scenes reveal the disastrous consequences of the
flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around
the world – and the global movement rising up in response.
“Cathy has worked tirelessly to find a formula for a single screen theater to survive in this age of multiplexes.”
Eleanor Coppola, Writer, Producer and Director
For over a century, the best seat in town.
Your Cameo Cinema donation creates these engaging series:
Troop Zero Exclusive Free Screening
Arthouse and Indie Films
We are dedicated to not only preserving film culture, but
enabling it to grow into something greater than before. You can enjoy
new and old films, silent films, cult classics, documentaries, films you
have never heard of. We try to find the movies that fall between the
cracks, as well as cinema fan favorites from rising stars to Indie
Academy Award Winner, Francis Ford Coppola .
Exclusive pre-release screenings with the Director and Producer are a hallmark of the Cameo Arts programs. This affords movie buffs a rare opportunity to see 'behind the camera' as we explore the creative process of bringing script to screen.
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Film Class with Ian McIver
Class was created to provide a forum for nurturing a deeper
understanding of film culture and to keep the tradition of the
film-going experience alive here in the Napa Valley. This series was
created by Ian McIver, who moderates each class. David Garden hosts
the summer sessions. Tuesdays at 1:00 pm Tickets $10 at the door.
The Trip to Italy with Pop-up Dinner
Movies to Dine For
Who doesn't love dinner and a movie? Movies to Dine For adds a
community dinner to a favorite film, with bites that mirror the film's
setting and atmosphere. For CinemaBites we create four events that
feature handcrafted 'bites' from noted Napa Valley Chefs. Add films
that explore the world of food and wine and legendary Napa Valley wines
to compliment your meal. Proceeds benefit the St. Helena Farmers' Market
and the Cameo's educational programs
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
Science on Screen
We just completed our third year as a Grant participant in the Coolidge Corner Theatre's Science on Screen® series,
which was designed in partnership with the Alfred P Sloan Foundation to
enhance film and scientific literacy. Throughout the academic year, our
Grant allows us to creatively pair screenings of classic, cult, science fiction, and
documentary films with lively presentations by experts from the world of
science and technology. Each film is used as a jumping-off point for a
speaker to introduce current research or technological advances.
2020 FFNV - Movies to Save the Planet
Family Film Festival of the Napa Valley
Launched in 2010, the Family Film Festival of the Napa Valley
brings to film fans of all ages an opportunity to view a wide range of
films - from family-friendly live-action and animated feature films to
documentaries and student produced short films at our 'Red Carpet'
event. With the support of the Trinchero Family Vineyards and Friends of
the Cameo, Cathy created her 10th family-friendly Memorial Day weekend
for exploring ideas, themes, storytelling techniques, and much
Board of Directors
Kevin Coleman, President
Founder, Cathy Buck
Vanessa von Hessert
Friends of the Cameo is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, tax id #46-1415228.
Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
P.O. Box 682, St. Helena CA 94574