Please join Cal Humanities and USVAA for 

Celluloid Soldiers: 

Veterans through Hollywood's Lens


Dear friends of USVAA, fellow veterans and artists: 


Please Join Cal Humanities and USVAA, Sunday, August 10th from 2 to 3 pm at the Los Angeles Public Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium for Celluloid Soldiers: Veterans through Hollywood's Lens.  


Celluloid Soldiers is a public conversation with

  • Jeanne Oppenheimer, Film Critic, American Cinematographer;
  • Kirby Dick, award winning documentary filmmaker, The Invisible War;
  • Brayden Yoder, writer, director, veteran, OIF;
  • Facilitated by David Theo Goldberg, Phd., Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute

Celluloid Soldiers: Veterans through Hollywood's Lens is part of an ongoing Cal Humanities program: War Comes Home.    


Seating: This event is FREE with festival seating. Doors open at 1:30 pm.    


Parking: Anyone with an LAPL library card can park in the Flower St. underground lot for $1.00 (flat fee). Anyone with valid identification can obtain a free LAPL library card at their local LAPL branch library.


For those without a valid LAPL library card parking is $8.00.


We encourage attendees for Celluloid Soldiers to consider using public transportation to get to the LAPL's Central Library. Arrive early and visit one of the many excellent restaurants in the downtown area. To plan your itinerary, use  


For more information about the War Comes Home and Celluloid to Soldiers events, please visit


For any additional information about USVAA and our programs please visit us at


We look forward to seeing you at 2pm, Sunday, August 10th at the LAPL Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium.


Thank you,



Keith Jeffreys

Executive Director

United States Veterans' Artists Alliance


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