Behind the Camera Series

Behind the Camera is an ongoing series featuring a first-run film with  in-person conversations with directors, actors, writers, producers and other members of the filmmaking team.
This series was created to afford our film community the unique opportunity to see behind-the-camera live, as we explore the creative process of bringing script to screen.
Editor Joe Walker with Director Denis Villeneuve

Friday, March 22, 2024 / Showtime 6:00 pm / Tickets>

Joe Walker - Oscar-winning Film Editor

British born, LA based Joe Walker won the 2022 Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Dune), as well as edited Dune: Part 2, which will screen before the Q&A with Joe.  He has also received nominations for previous works including 12 Years a Slave and Arrival. He is a five-time nominee for American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic. He also won the European Film Award for Best Editor (Shame) and the Satellite Award for Best Editing (Sicario).   Tickets $30

Dune Part 2 (2023)

Visually thrilling and narratively epic, "Dune: Part Two" continues Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of the beloved sci-fi series in spectacular form. The sequel to the Oscar-winning "Dune", this film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.


"Enhancing its appeal, the Cameo recently launched a cinematic exploration series titled “Behind the Camera” that further elevates the charm of this intimate, velvet-seated movie theater in the heart of the Napa Valley.  From the initial concept to the polished final product, the series offers a window into the craft that transforms compelling narratives into cinematic art."  -

--Tim Carl, Napa Valley Features

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David Hemingson
The Holdvers

Sofia Coppola


Ruth de Jong
Production Designer

Roman Coppola,

Jennifer Furches
Script Supervisor
Asteroid City

L to R: Cathy Buck, Ruth de Jong and Jay Reed.

The series is moderated by Cathy Buck, Creative Director and owner of the Cameo Cinema. Jay Reed  joins Cathy onstage for the Q&A, and is the Producer and coordinator for the series.

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.