The Inspection

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Actor Jeremy Pope standing between two other actors playing US Marines

The Inspection

In Elegance Bratton’s inspirational and deeply moving retelling of his own story: a young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life.

"The director hits no false notes. He knows firsthand the feelings each scene should convey, but he also has the skills to render them accurately. "
Martin Tsai, The Wrap
"This is a human story, as messy and complex and maddening as any ever told, and while Bratton makes it his own (how could he not?), the generosity with which he shares it with us make it special indeed."
Kate Erbland, Indiewire

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