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Cameo Cinema Celebrates Regenerative Agriculture


To Which We Belong screens on September 4 with director Q&A

St. Helena, Napa Valley, August 19 2022 — The Cameo Cinema offers a special screening of To Which We Belong, a film by Pamela Tanner Boll about regenerative agriculture. The film will be screened at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 4. Special ticket price is $10; the event is funded by a grant from the Richard Reed Foundation.

The film will be followed by a panel featuring filmmaker/producer Pamela Tanner Boll, Ben Mackie from Napa Green, Stuart Smith from Smith-Madrone Winery and Laddie Hall from Long Meadow Ranch. Cathy Buck will moderate and direct questions to the panelists.

More about the film: https://www.towhichwebelong.com/film

Attendees will enjoy wines donated by Titus Vineyards and Smith-Madrone Winery, wineries which farm sustainably in the Napa Valley.

“Some farmers have begun to see that their traditional farming practices are actually killing the soil and its useful microorganisms,” explains Pamela Tanner Boll, the director of To Which We Belong.” “They’re seeing that when the soil is healthy, their plants can withstand the pests. As I learned more about all of this, I wanted to know more. I wanted to see whether these ideas and practices—referred to as regenerative agriculture—could spread further. And thus came the film,” she added. More at https://www.towhichwebelong.com/pamela_tanner_boll

The Cameo Cinema is located at 1340 Main Street in St. Helena. It’s recommended that tickets be purchased in advance at https://www.cameocinema.com/movie/to-which-we-belong .

About Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith founded Smith-Madrone Winery on top of Spring Mountain in the Napa Valley in 1971. Today he is respected for his expertise and leadership as a mountain vineyardist.

The vineyards are primarily dry-farmed on steep mountainsides surrounding the winery at elevations between 1,300 and 2,000 feet and the slopes extend in steepness up to 35%. In 2018 Stu was named one of Wine’s Most Inspiring People as a pioneer and champion of hillside grape growing, by Wine Industry Advisor. After graduating from UC Berkeley, while pursuing his master’s at UC Davis, Stuart was the first teaching assistant for wine industry pioneers Maynard Amerine and Vernon Singleton. He taught enology at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College.

About Ben Mackie

Ben Mackie is the Vineyard Program Manager for Napa Green. For the past 15 years, Ben has been designing and implementing regenerative farming systems in a variety of ecosystems. A New Englander by birth, Ben fell in love with agriculture in the verdant fields of northern California in high school. Ever since, Ben has been managing farms, improving soils, and educating the next crop of environmental stewards with a holistic view of farming with natural systems. No stranger to Napa, he previously lived on Mt Veeder, where he fell in love with the oak and madrone woodlands and made friends with the local ravens.

About Laddie Hall

In 1989 Laddie Hall and her husband Ted founded Long Meadow Ranch winery and farm, which encompasses three vineyard estates and the Farmstead restaurant in St. Helena. On more than 2,000 acres, they raise everything from grapes to olives to heirloom fruits and vegetables to chickens and grass-fed, long-haired Scottish Highland cattle organically.

The Cameo Cinema is a single-screen movie theater committed to fostering an appreciation for cinema’s cultural heritage and producing exemplary theatrical experiences.  Founded on May 15, 1913, the theater changed hands several times over the next few decades and its name changed with every sale.  Cathy Buck assumed the lease in 2008 and subsequently installed digital sound and laser projection equipment equal to the best cinema houses in the nation. She has infused this classic ‘movie palace’ with Napa Valley’s legendary style and hospitality, fostering a vibrant sense of community through the film-going experience. More: http://www.cameocinema.com

The Cameo Cinema Foundation is an organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of one of the oldest continuously running single screen theaters in America, which opened its doors in 1913. The purpose of this organization is to support the Cameo Cinema as a community asset, operating as a nonprofit single screen, state of the art community film center which enhances the artistic, educational, cultural and social life of Saint Helena and the Napa Valley. More:  https://www.cameocinemafoundation.org

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