The New Orleans Film Festival announced The Inspection will be the festival's opening night film on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Second Line Stages.
The Inspection marks the narrative feature debut from multi-year New Orleans Film Fest alum Elegance Bratton. It tells the story of a young, gay Black man who decides to join the Marines after being rejected by his mother and facing a bleak future. He vows to succeed in a system that would willingly cast him aside. Jeremy Pope, Gabrielle Union, and Bokeem Woodbine star in the film, which had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.