Past Event25 Jul - 26 Jul 2023

The Inspection

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The Civic


In his brutal and visceral debut feature, filmmaker Elegance Bratton tells the true-to-life story of escaping homeless destitution to become a Marine, all while being queer in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military era. Multi-talented Jeremy Pope plays the lead role, delivering a hard-hitting and heavy performance, shouldering the weight of this intense story. His journey in the military is not an easy one, and as he rises to shine in the light of his mother’s eyes (a fierce Gabrielle Union), be warned—The Inspection has a sting in its tail, brutal in its honesty and truth. Look out for Raul Castillo in a strong supporting role as the commanding officer.

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