The Inspection (2022)

Director: Elegance Bratton

Writer(s): Elegance Bratton

Starring: Jeremy Pope, Gabrielle Union, Bokeem Woodbine, Raúl Castillo, McCaul Lombardi, Nicholas Logan, Eman Esfandi, Aaron Dominguez, Aubrey Joseph, Andrew Kai, Tyler Merritt, Steve Mokate, Brad Napp, Daniel Williamson, Wynn Reichert, Jered Meeks, Dina Marie, Stephen Thaxton, Niquitta S. Wolfe, Navihon, Jackie Andrews

Synopsis: 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.

Release Date:November 18, 2022 (USA) | Length: 100 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, some nudity and violence. | Note(s): Film to premier on October 14, 2022 at the 60th New York Film Festival. Above is the theatrical release date. Chester Algernal Gordon, Effie T. Brown, Kim Coleman, Artisha Mann Cooper, Gabrielle Union and Angela White are producers on this project.