As part of Cal Humanities’ statewide initiative War Comes Home, the Los Angeles Public Library presents a Public Conversation event, Celluloid Soldiers: Veterans Through Hollywood’s Lens. Since their invention, films have shaped public perceptions about veterans and the impacts of war. This forum will delve into how the medium of film has shaped the narrative about veterans’ experiences and how that is changing. Panelists include: Kirby Dick, Academy/Emmy Award nominated director/writer, The Invisible War (2012 documentary about Military Sexual Assault,) film critic Jean Oppenheimer, and Brayden Yoder, writer, director, screenwriter, US Army Iraq war veteran. The forum will be moderated by David Theo Goldberg, Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and Executive Director of the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub. Free and open to the public.