USA / 2022 / 94’
Director: Elegance Bratton
Producer: Chester Algernal Gordon, Effie Brown

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Kyiv: Zhovten 12.09 / 20:15

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.


This is a human story, as messy and complex and maddening as any ever told.

Kate Erbland, IndieWire