The Inspection is directed by Elegance Bratton, and stars Jeremy Pope. The film will have its U.S. premiere on Oct. 14 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
A24 is at it again. The Inspection is a drama, written and directed by Elegance Bratton (documentary Pier Kids, Viceland series My House) in his first narrative feature, is based on Bratton’s own experiences as a gay man in Marine Corps basic training after a decade living on the streets. The movie will have its U.S. premiere on Oct. 14 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in Manhattan. The film stars Jeremy Pope as a young man in the military during the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” years dealing with a sadistic Sargeant (Bokeem Woodbine), his desire for a sympathetic superior (Raúl Castillo) and his complicated feelings toward the mother who rejected him played by Gabrielle Union.
As part of the NYFF’s 60th anniversary celebration, the festival is also presenting screenings of films throughout the festival in venues across all five boroughs of New York City. A complete list of films and showtimes will be announced later this month. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the 60th New York Film Festival is set to run from Sept. 30-Oct. 16.