The Inspection

Source: A24

The Inspection

The US premiere of Elegance Bratton’s The Inspection will close the 60th New York Film Festival (NYFF) on October 14 at Alice Tully Hall.

Bratton’s feature directorial debut is based on his own experiences as a gay man in Marine Corps basic training following a decade of living on the streets.

Jeremy Pope stars in the A24 drama as a young man dealing with the intimidation of a sadistic sergeant (Bokeem Woodbine), his desire for a sympathetic superior (Raúl Castillo), and his complicated feelings toward the mother who rejected him (Gabrielle Union).

Effie Brown’s (Dear White People) Gamechanger Films co-financed and produced The Inspection. Chester Algernal also served as producer.

“Festival galas are often occasions to celebrate filmmakers we know and love, but for this year’s closing night, we wanted to introduce audiences to someone we think will be shaping the art form for years to come,” said Dennis Lim, NYFF artistic director. “With The Inspection, Elegance Bratton has made an autobiographical movie of rare power and confidence, a debut film for the ages.”

The NYFF Main Slate selection committee, chaired by Lim, also includes festival executive director Eugene Hernandez, Florence Almozini, K. Austin Collins, and Rachel Rosen. The festival runs from September 30–October 16.