New York premiere: Charles Mudede, Thin Skin

New York premiere: Charles Mudede, Thin Skin

Charles Mudede, Thin Skin  (still), 2023. Courtesy of Bayview Entertainment.

New York premiere: Charles Mudede, Thin Skin

Admission starts at $5

November 30, 2023, 7pm
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

e-flux Screening Room and Bayview Entertainment are very pleased to present the New York premiere of Charles Mudede’s film Thin Skin on Thursday, November 30 at 7pm, followed by Q&A with the filmmaker.

Charles Mudede, Thin Skin 
2023, 90 minutes

Ahamefule Joe Oluo’s days are spent at a soul-deadening corporate job and his nights come alive behind a trumpet at Seattle jazz clubs. As he struggles to climb out of the ruins of his broken marriage, Aham has to deal with endless bureaucracy, a boss trying to lead him to the Lord, and a mother who refuses to cut ties with his ex.

After losing his home, Aham is living with his entire family once again. Aham’s older sister, Ijeoma, has reluctantly opened up her one bedroom apartment to Aham and his two young daughters, along with their mother, a well-meaning white lady from Kansas, and her array of caged animals. The one person missing from this living situation is Aham and Ijeoma’s estranged Nigerian father. He left the family when the children were young and headed back to his village to start over again. He is the ghost in this cramped family living situation.  

One day, the ghost makes contact after years of silence. This sends the family into a mad scramble for meaning. Some wish to forget this man’s very existence. Some wish to remember him as he was. Some wish to put the pieces back together again. Pressed together in this vise of a home, the family struggles with adult life and the meaning of family.

Co-written by Ahamefule J. Oluo, Charles Mudede, and Lindy West, Thin Skin is a music-infused  drama about keeping it together when you’re falling apart. This story is loosely based on the award-winning Off-Broadway show Now I’m Fine and the This American Life story “The Wedding Crasher.”

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Film, Music
USA, Diaspora, Family, Africa

Charles Tonderai Mudede is a Zimbabwean-born cultural critic, urbanist, filmmaker, college lecturer, and writer. He is senior staff writer of The Stranger, a lecturer at Cornish College of the Arts, and director of the feature film Thin Skin (2023).

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