Announcing the first ever Coolidge Breakthrough Artist Award

The Coolidge Breakthrough Artist Award was created to spotlight the next generation of filmmaking talent. As we look to our future—which we are doing a lot of, with our theatre expansion slated to open later this year—we want to spotlight the bold and innovative film artists who represent the future of cinema.

Our inaugural honoree is award-winning and boundary-breaking director, writer, and producer Elegance Bratton (Pier Kids, The Inspection). He began making films as a US Marine after spending a decade homeless. His work has been played in over 200 film festivals worldwide and captures stories untold with an intention to show the universal power of our shared humanity.

On Friday, January 27, Elegance Bratton will join us for a special screening of his acclaimed new film The Inspection, starring Jeremy Pope and Gabrielle Union. After the screening, he will participate in a Q&A moderated by Boston Globe columnist Renée Graham and will be presented with The Coolidge Breakthrough Artist Award.

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