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).
“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.