In Elegance Bratton’s deeply moving film inspired by his own story, a young, gay Black man (Jeremy Pope), rejected by his mother (Gabrielle Union) 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.
Nominated for 3 Film Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Feature (Elegance Bratton), Best Lead Performance (Jeremy Pope), and Best Suppporting Performance (Gabrielle Union).
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe:
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama (Jeremy Pope)
“The metamorphosis that Bratton explores, and that Pope embodies—the way Ellis both changes and remains ever faithful to himself—is subtle, bittersweet and beautiful.” A.O. Scott. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Please note: Descriptive Audio not available for showtimes in the Studio Theater.