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CHARLES MUDEDE | Thin Skin

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Charles Mudede

(SEATTLE, WA)

THIN SKIN

West Coast Premiere

 

September 12 | 6:30 PM PDT

Run time: 90 min

Cost: $5–$15

8:00 PM PDT ARTIST Q&A WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CHARLES MUDEDE, AHAMEFULE J. OLUO, AND IJEOMA OLUO IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE FILM.


 

CAPACITY

750 - Available for audiences in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho only.

 

DESCRIPTION

Ahamefule’s days are spent in a cubicle at a soul-sucking corporate job. His plate is overflowing with a broken marriage, the endless bureaucracy of divorce, a boss trying to lead him to the Lord, and an eccentric mother who refuses to cut ties with his ex-wife. His only solace is found at night behind a trumpet in Seattle’s jazz clubs.


After Ahamefule loses his home, his sister reluctantly offers him and his two young daughters a place to live in her small apartment, which is already crowded with their eccentric mother and her array of caged animals. The only family member missing from this picture is Ahamefule’s estranged Nigerian father, who suddenly resurfaces without warning. He disappeared when the children were too young to remember, and headed back to his homeland of Nigeria.


Just when things couldn’t get worse, they do. Thin Skin is Ahamefule J. Oluo’s true story.

 

ARTIST BIO

Charles Tonderai Mudede (director, screenwriter) is a Zimbabwean-born cultural critic, urbanist, writer, and filmmaker. He collaborated with acclaimed director Robinson Devor on the films Police Beat and Zoo, both of which premiered at Sundance. Police Beat is part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, and Zoo was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. Mudede is currently the film editor for Seattle alternative newspaper The Stranger.


Thin Skin is a narrative feature film directed by Charles Mudede from a script written by Charles Mudede, Ahamefule J. Oluo, and Lindy West. It stars Ahamefule J. Oluo as “Ahamefule,” Annette Toutonghi as “Susan,” Ijeoma Oluo as “Ijeoma,” Dwayne Kennedy as “Dwayne,” and Hari Kondabolu as “Dr. Tendulkar.”


  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    8-11-2020
  • Director
    Charles Mudede