Elegance Bratton’s ‘The Inspection’ Set as New York Film Festival Closing Night Movie

Elegance Bratton’s ‘The Inspection’ Set as New York Film Festival Closing Night Movie
The New York Film Festival has set “The Inspection” from director Elegance Bratton as its closing night film for the 60th edition of the festival. The movie from A24 will premiere on Oct. 14 at Alice Tully Hall.

The Inspection” stars Jeremy Pope, Gabrielle Union, Raúl Castillo and Bokeem Woodbine and is the narrative feature debut of Bratton, who directed the 2019 documentary “Pier Kids” about homeless queer and transgender youth in New York.

The festival describes “The Inspection” as a “nuanced portrait of American masculinity and evocation of the military during the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell era, as well as a forceful, electric work of autobiography.”

Bratton’s film is based on his own experiences as a gay man in Marine Corps basic training following a decade of living on the streets. It details a young man (Pope) dealing with the intimidation of a sadistic sergeant (Woodbine), his desire for
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