VIRTUAL CINEMA SCREENINGS
While we’re temporarily closed, we will continue to bring you new feature films with our special Virtual Cinema Screenings! This service is a great way to support the CAMEO while also keeping up on your favorite independent films. When you purchase a ticket, you will have anywhere from 2-5 days to stream your film. You’ll receive a confirmation email with your purchase, along with some instructions for how to view.
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NOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM
THE BLACK BOOK OF FATHER DINIS
The Black Book of Father Dinis explores the tumultuous lives of Laura (Lou de Laâge), a peasant maid, and Sebastian (Vasco Varela da Silva), the young orphan in her charge, against a backdrop of overflowing passion and revolutionary intrigue in Europe at the twilight of the 18th century. An unlikely adventure yarn that strides the continent, from Rome and Venice to London and Paris, with whispers of conspiracies from the clergy, the military, and the gentry, this sumptuous period piece ponders the intertwined nature of fate, desire, and duty. Conceived by director Valeria Sarmiento as an appendix to the expansive literary maze of her late partner Raul Ruiz's landmark Mysteries of Lisbon, this picaresque chronicle both enriches the earlier work and stands on its own as a grand meditation of the stories we construct about ourselves.
Runtime 1 hour, 42 min ; Rated NR
COLLECTIVE follows a heroic team of journalists as they uncover shocking, widespread corruption. After a deadly fire at a nightclub, the mysterious death of the owner of a powerful pharmaceutical firm, and the quiet resignation of a health minister—seemingly unrelated events, all within weeks of each other—the team of intrepid reporters exposes a much larger, much more explosive political scandal. COLLECTIVE is a fast-paced, real-time detective story about truth, accountability, and the value of an independent press in partisan times.
“Hands down, the closest thing we saw at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival to a full-on masterpiece. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.” - David Fear, Rolling Stone
Runtime 1 hour, 49 min ; Rated NR
Billionaire activist George Soros is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. Famous for betting against the Bank of England in 1992 and making a billion dollars in one day, he is maligned by ideologues on both the left and the right for daring to tackle the world’s problems and putting his money behind his fight – from free elections and freedom of the press to civil rights for minorities. With unprecedented access to the man and his inner circle, American director Jesse Dylan follows Soros across the globe and pulls back the curtain on his personal history, private wealth, and public activism. Soros reveals a complicated genius whose experience as a Jew during the Holocaust gave rise to a lifelong crusade against authoritarianism and hate. Appearances by Kofi Annan, Leon Botstein, Geoffrey Canada, Tucker Carlson, Sherrilyn Ifill, Ethan Nadelmann, Prince Zeid Bin Ra'ad, Joseph Stiglitz and many others.
Runtime 1 hour, 26 min ; Rated NR
ACTION USA - 4k Restoration
Turns out a stuntman-turned-filmmaker unleashed the most explosive, death-defying, bullet-riddled, grenade-launching, flame-broiled, anti-human megattack in independent film history — shot right here in Texas – back in 1989, and no one knew… UNTIL NOW.
Two FBI agents protect the fleeing girlfriend of a jewel thief slain by gangsters in a 4K restoration of the 1989 cult classic by director John Stewart.
Runtime 1 hour, 36 min ; Rated NR
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Starting this Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Veteran’s Day - December 4th we will be Virtually Streaming a very special film, Message in a Bottle, a film created by Mikal Vega.
Message in a Bottle, a film written and directed by Mikal Vega, a 22 year Navy Seal Veteran who can be seen in TV/Film projects such as can be seen in Transformers 3, S.W.A.T., Mayans M.C., and much more. The film was inspired by his own life story and depicted in this film in order to help others dealing with PTSD find non-pharmaceutical modalities for long-term healing.
Cameo Art House Theatre partners with VitalWarrior to share this film and Mikal's vital message with you. The goal is to not only help Veteran's and Active Duty Members, but all dealing with any significant trauma/stress find inspiration through his (20 minute film).
VitalWarrior provides veterans with mental disciplines within the warrior ethos, teaching abilities specifically designed to tap into dormant creative aspects of self to offset and subsequently balance the cumulative destructive physiological effects culminated during a lifetime of service and/or war.
Please join us in supporting this great cause by making sure to share, watch and donate!
Runtime 14 min ; Rated NR
Pete Koslow (Joel Kinnaman) is a former special operations soldier working as an informant for the FBI to help dismantle the Polish mafia’s drug trade in New York. But when the FBI’s operation goes wrong, resulting in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, Pete is coerced into returning to Bale Hill, the prison he previously served time in for manslaughter, to takedown the cartel from the inside.
Runtime 1 hour, 53 min ; Rated R
Young Marco is obsessed with playing video games and hardly leaves the house. But when his grandfather moves in, Marco’s life is turned upside-down and he’s forced...to go play outside. Nonno introduces him to bocce — the world’s oldest game — and to the neighborhood crew of old-school seniors who play daily at the local court. With sport, laughter and love, Marco finds connection to other people “in real life” and rounds up a team of neighborhood kids to take on his grandfather and his pals.
Runtime 1 hour, 32 min ; Rated NR
Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often turbulent life. Making use of the latest technology to deliver previously unimaginable quality, we take an in-depth look at key works throughout her career.
Using letters Kahlo wrote to guide us, this definitive film reveals her deepest emotions and unlocks the secrets and symbolism contained within her art. Exhibition on Screen’s trademark combination of interviews, commentary and a detailed exploration of her art delivers a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy. This personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works, and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience, and her unmatched lust for life, politics, men and women.
Delving deeper than any film has done before, engaging with world-renowned Kahlo experts, exploring how great an artist she was, discover the real Frida Kahlo.
Runtime 1 hour, 30 min ; Rated NR
HAM ON RYE
Ham on Rye, a coming-of-age comedy centered on the nervous excitement of youth and the strange horror of entering adulthood uses an expansive ensemble of over one hundred performers, including non-actors, musicians, 90's Nickelodeon child stars, and more, to explore a suburban community’s relationship with a prom-like ritual and the decay of the human spirit. It begins with the crowd-pleasing spirit of a John Hughes movie and fades slowly into an off-kilter dystopia with the energy of Dazed and Confused.
Runtime 1 hour, 25 min ; Rated NR
CITIZENS OF THE WORLD
Three retirees decide to move away from Rome to find a better standard of living in a country where their meagre pensions will go that much further. Planning for the trip sees the trio trawl the pubs and restaurants of a sun saturated Rome and discover that even at an old age they can still learn one or two lessons about themselves and life. Gianni Di Gregorio, Italy’s laconic answer to Larry David, returns to the humanist comic territory of arthouse hits Mid-August Lunch and The Salt of Life with Citizens of the World, a warm and delightful reflection on life with characters you’ll want to spend many more hours with long after the credits roll.
Runtime 1 hour, 30 min ; Rated NR
BEASTS CLAWING AT STRAWS
AVAILABLE TO STREAM UNTIL 11/27
A Luis Vuitton bag stuffed full of cash sends a group of hard-luck lowlifes on a desperate chase for the fortune in this pitch-black neo-noir crime thriller. Fish-mongering gangsters, a greasy cop, an "innocent" gym cleaner, a young prostitute, her wife beater of a husband, her ruthless boss and her clueless boyfriend all violently scheme to get their hands on the elusive bag. First time director Kim Yong-hoon's witty thriller is a beautifully constructed puzzle that with each double-cross, the pieces fall into place. Starring Jung Woo-sung from Asura: City of Madness and Jeon Do-yeon, award winner in Cannes for her lead role in Secret Sunshine.
Runtime 1 hour, 48 min ; Rated NR
Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy's history, Martin Eden is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin (played by the marvelously committed Luca Marinelli) is a self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry a wealthy young university student (Jessica Cressy). The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety in this enveloping, superbly mounted bildungsroman.
Runtime 2 hour, 9 min ; Rated NR
AVAILABLE TO STREAM UNTIL 11/27
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Awkward telemarketer Martha Plant lives a lonely existence burying treasure and eating split pea soup. When she takes in a vagrant with multiple personalities, she discovers having three friends in one may be more than she can handle.
Runtime 1 hour, 18 min ; Rated NR
COMING SOON TO STREAM
With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage for the first time, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others. The theatrical and virtual cinema versions will include bonus footage from deep in the Zappa Family vaults, unavailable anywhere else.
"TERRIFIC. In the upper echelon of recent rock docs. Makes a great, sober case for MacGowan as a real poet, an expat national statesman, and someone who might have changed ideas about how traditional music and rock can meld for all time." - Chris Willman, Variety
Runtime 2 hour, 9 min ; Rated NR
Showcasing the rare talents of Brazilian acting legend Regina Casé — the latest feature from director Sandra Kogut (Campo Grande, TIFF ’15) is a brilliant comedy about gross class disparity and the infinite resourcefulness of those who can never take anything for granted.
Casé plays Madá, the fifty-something caretaker for a cluster of luxury beachside condos owned by a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family. Unfolding over the course of three consecutive summers — 2015 to 2017 — the film follows Madá as she invests in a roadside snack kiosk while tending to the needs of her condescending employers, becomes a bystander in a major money-laundering scandal, and eventually launches a whole new career. With every dizzying new turn of events, Madá manages to retain her high spirits, her sense of loyalty to those who deserve it — and her eagle eye for opportunity.
Buoyed by masterful comic timing and striking an irresistible balance of naïveté and ceaseless cleverness, Madá is one of the charismatic Casé’s most endearing characters, a beacon of tenacious optimism and vivacity in a time when affluent malfeasance seems ubiquitous.
Runtime 1 hour, 34 min ; Rated NR
In this moody Police drama set in Paris, Virginie, Erik and Aristide work as police officers in a local brigade, trying to hold their personal and emotional lives together while dealing with daily occurrences of violence in homes and on the streets. One night, they are assigned an unusual mission and must drive a migrant back to the border for unspecified reasons. On their way to the airport, Virginie discovers the prisoner will be sentenced to death if he goes back to his country. Faced with an unbearable dilemma, she starts to question their mission… They have the night to decide one man’s fate.
Runtime 1 hour, 39 min ; Rated NR
THE WEASEL'S TALE
From Juan José Campanella, the director of the Oscar Award-winning The Secret in Their Eyes, comes The Weasel’s Tale (El cuento de las comodrejas), a comedic thriller that stars a bumper crop of well-known older Argentine actors.
The film is the story of a group of four long-time friends, including a used-to-be-famous actress, her now disabled husband and an actor as well, who she eclipsed, and the sharp-tongued screenwriter and director of her greatest hits. Their coexistence is menaced by a young couple who, feigning to be lost, slowly insinuate themselves into their lives. It’s Sunset Boulevard meets The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, with a Latin twist. Financial gain, seduction, betrayal, and memories run amok are the elements that create the recipe for this delightful game of cat…and weasel.
Runtime 2 hour, 9 min ; Rated NR
A few days after Christmas, half-sisters Ida and Tuva set out on a winter dive in a remote part of the Norwegian coastline. Towards the end of the dive, a rockslide traps Tuva under water. As Ida surfaces to call for help, she discovers that the rockslide has struck above water as well, burying their equipment, phones and car keys--they are completely cut off from any chance of outside rescue. As the frantic race for survival unfolds, Ida is put to the ultimate test of character and forcefulness. During Ida's fight to save Tuva, a fractured sisterhood is exposed, and when all seems lost, the stakes rise beyond simple survival.
Runtime 1 hour, 22 min ; Rated NR
A group of friends stumbleupon a mirror that serves as a portal to a "multiverse", but soon discover that importing knowledge from the other side in order to better their lives brings increasingly dangerous consequences.
Runtime 1 hour, 43 min ; Rated NR
The audacious murder of the brother of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in a crowded Malaysian airport sparked a worldwide media frenzy. At the center of the investigation are two young women who are either cold-blooded killers or unwitting pawns in a political assassination. ASSASSINS goes beyond the headlines to question every angle of this case, from human trafficking to geo-political espionage to the secretive dynamics of the North Korean dynasty.
Runtime 1 hour, 44 min ; Rated NR