Free Forum Screening: The Inspection


Free Forum Screening: The Inspection

Film Independent Members, you and a guest are invited to join us for a theatrical screening* of The Inspection at the 2022 Film Independent Forum, followed by an in-person conversation with writer/director Elegance Bratton, and producers Chester Algernal Gordon and Effie T. Brown, moderated by Angela Lee (Director of Artist Development, Film Independent).

All Members are invited to this special screening, but only pass holders have access to everything on offer at this year’s Forum, taking place October 24–27. If you haven’t already, register today!

* Masks are recommended for attendees, but not required.

In Elegance Bratton’s deeply moving film inspired by his own story, a young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother 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.

From A24, The Inspection will be in theaters November 18th.

2022, 95 minutes, color | Written by Elegance Bratton | Directed by Elegance Bratton | Starring Jeremy Pope, Raúl Castillo, McCaul Lombardi, Aaron Dominguez, Nicholas Logan, Eman Esfandi, Andrew Kai, Aubrey Joseph with Bokeem Woodbine and Gabrielle Union | Produced by Effie T. Brown, Chester Algernal Gordon | Executive Produced by Kim Coleman, Nina Fialkow, Melony & Adam Lewis, David Paradice, Chris Quintos, Regina Scully, Jennifer Wilson, Jamie Wolf, Gabrielle Union, Holly Shakoor Fleischer

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Registration Information

Film Lover Members are guaranteed access to, and receive priority entry at this event. Arts Circle Members are guaranteed access, and receive both priority entry and reserved seating. Email for more.

All Film Independent Members can register for this event starting at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 14. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.


On the day of the event, registered Members may pick up tickets as early as one hour prior to the scheduled start time – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are nontransferable and for general, unreserved theater seating only (except for Arts Circle Members). Attendees must be in their seat(s) at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Entry/seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may not enter the venue without the Member who registered them present. Registration does not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand.

Masks are recommended, but not required. This is subject to change as we continue to monitor public health guidance.

The DGA Theater provides several levels of free, secure underground parking on site.


Film Independent is committed to hosting events that are accessible to everyone. For inquiries regarding accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact us at or 323 556 9305.

Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible. Limit one registration per Membership, per event.

Members are required to follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of policies may result in suspension or termination of Membership.

Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.