Water: Essential in Art and Life

Water: Essential in Art and Life is a Cameo Cinema program that will raise awareness and appreciation for the inspirational aspect of our oceans, rivers, and bays. Over the months of April and May, the program will explore the essential role of water both as a vital component for all life forms and as a source of inspiration for film, literature, sculpture, and more.  This program is made possible by a grant from the County of Napa's Art and Culture Advisory Committee with additional support from the Cameo Cinema Foundation.

Sunday, May 19, 2024  |  Science on Screen®   | 1:00 pm PDT
"Promise and Peril of Deep-sea Mining"

Deep Rising

Deep Rising

93 mins | Rated PG-13 | Documentary 

Narrated and executive produced by Jason Momoa, this documentary takes viewers on an epic journey from the ocean's depths to the future of sustainable energy.  DEEP RISING sheds light on the secretive International Seabed Authority (ISA), responsible for nearly half our planet’s surface on the ocean floor, while highlighting the vital need to protect the seabed as the common heritage of humankind and stressing the urgency of responsible choices for future generations.

Steve Palumbi

Q&A following the film with Stephen Palumbi, Professor of Marine Biology, Hopkins Marine Station.

Steve has long been fascinated by how quickly the world around us changes. Work on the genomics of marine organisms tries to focus on basic evolutionary questions but also on practical solutions to questions about how to preserve and protect the diverse life in the sea. Work at the Hopkins Marine Station focuses on how kelp, sea urchins, abalone and mussels respond to short term environmental changes and to environmental shifts over small spatial scales.  TICKETS>

The Science on Screen® grant initiative brings science to cinemas nationwide. The Coolidge Corner Theater's series has enhanced film and scientific literacy with this popular program, which was created in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Steve's appearance is courtesy of our long-time collaborator, Tucker Hiatt, the director of Wonderfest.org, the Bay Area's Beacon of Science.

Science on Screen Wonderfest logos

We had a blast at the Open House on Thursday! 

Catch the Wave and see the Washed Ashore exhibit for yourself!  It will be at the Cameo Cinema until May 31, 2022 in the lobby in front of the theater.  See you at the movies!

Catch the Wave with Uncle Bully

Enjoy these photos,  from our inaugural event for WATER: ESSENTIAL TO ART AND LIFE!  Three sold-out screenings, with an additional screening for local students