Lgbt+ History Month 2023: The Inspection + Q&a

Thursday, February 23, 2023 Stratford East Picturehouse

A young, gay Black man joins the Marines, willing to do whatever it takes to prove himself to his estranged mother, comrades and military.


Newham Community Cinema presents a celebration of LGBT+ culture on film with curated conversations and special guests brought to you free by Newham Council and in partnership with Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF).

About the Film


Elegance Bratton | US | TBC | 2022 | Drama | 95mins

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

This screening is part of Newham's LGBT+ History Month (Feb 1-28, 2023) that feature a range of free events.

Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) champions and showcases the work of older women on screen and behind the camera with an annual short film festival and year-round events and film screenings. WOFFF believes inclusive spaces to watch films together and conversations between older and younger people can make us all feel less isolated and feel more connected. Everyone - all ages, all genders - is welcome at WOFFF.