Behind the Camera

BEHIND THE CAMERA is an ongoing series featuring in-person conversations with directors, actors, writers, producers and other members of the filmmaking team of a first-run movie screening at the Cameo.
This series affords our film community the unique opportunity to see behind-the-camera live as we explore the creative process of bringing script to screen.

August 24, 2023 / 5:00 pm


Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is an epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.  The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer marks another engrossing achievement from Christopher Nolan that benefits from Murphy's tour-de-force performance and stunning visuals.

Ruth de Jong
Production Designer

Join Cathy Buck and Jay Reed 'in conversation' with RUTH DE JONG, onstage at the theater following the film. With credits ranging from Nope (2022), Manchester By the Sea (2016), There Will Be Blood (2006) to TV’s hit series Yellowstone, Ruth has earned a stellar reputation for her artistic vision and outsized talent.

Ruth at Jupiter's Claim set on "Nope."

Ruth Sets the Scene. Production designers may not be well-known outside the film industry, but movies never go from idea to the big screen without one.  As the head of the art department, the production designer is in charge of creating a world on screen that is a crucial part of telling a film’s story.

Tickets are $30 each, and include one glass of wine.

Coming Soon

The Holdovers (2023)

From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, THE HOLDOVERS follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them -- a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) -- and with the school's head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da'Vine Joy Randolph).

In Person: Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne
is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for the films Citizen Ruth (1996), Election (1999), About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), Nebraska (2013) and Downsizing (2017). Payne is a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a three-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director. In 2017, Metacritic ranked Payne  second on its list of the 25 best film directors of the 21st century.

Note: Occasionally, commitments for our BTC guests will change and they will need to cancel their appearance at the Cameo. We will inform the Cameo community as soon as possible about changes and cancellations.