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Explore the many programs that your generous support of the Cameo Cinema Foundation

make possible.



We just completed our fifth year as a Grant participant in the Coolidge Corner Theatre's Science on Screen®, which was designed in partnership with the Alfred P Sloan Foundation to enhance film and scientific literacy. 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.



What’s better than seeing kids' faces light up as they experience a virtual-reality journey into space or visit with giraffes in their natural habitat via our live-streamed “Zoomfari"? How about the thrill of building a robot during Science on Screen week or creating shadow puppets for a spooky stop-motion video for Halloween? Your generous donations help educate and excite kids’ minds through these interactive arts experiences offered by the Cameo Cinema.



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.  We have hosted exclusive Director's Cuts with both Francis Ford and Eleanor Coppola for the community.



We are dedicated to not only preserving film culture, but nabling 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 legends



Each year we create four events featuring handcrafted 'cinemabites' from noted Napa Valley Chefs, paired with films that explore the world of food and wine, from fine dining to farm-to-table to food truck cuisine. Legendary Napa Valley wines compliment your meal. Proceeds benefit the St. Helena Farmers' Market and the Cameo's educational programs



The Cameo Cinema's Film 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 is made possible by your generous donations to Friends of the Cameo.  Tuesdays at 1:00 pm  Tickets $10 at the door.  Moderated by Ian McIver



Launched in 2010 by Cathy Buck, the owner and creative director of the Cameo Cinema, 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 more.   Each year, we hold a Student Short Film Competition and roll out the Red Carpet at the Festival for the young filmmakers and their families.  We screen all entries, then award prizes to the four best-in-show entries.

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