BTS Stories: Thin Skin w/ Charles Mudede
Fri Dec 13: 6.00pm
$5-$15 sliding scale!
NWFFs BTS Storytelling series gives a first-look behind-the-scenes into the filmmaking process! Join writer-director Charles Mudede of the feature film, Thin Skin, which will release in 2020, as he answers questions and shares stories about the production.
** The event will be followed immediately by NWFFs FREE 2019 Holiday Party: The Power Clash Bash: bit.ly/nwff2019holiday **
Thin Skin is a music infused feature film about keeping it together when youre falling apart.
Ahamefule Joe Oluos 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. Ahams 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 Ijeomas 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 mans 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.
Thin Skin is a music infused drama about keeping it together when youre falling apart. This story is loosely based on the award-winning Off-Broadway show Now Im Fine and the This American Life story The Wedding Crasher.
ABOUT CHARLES MUDEDE
Charles Tonderai Mudede is a Zimbabwean-born cultural critic, urbanist, writer, and filmmaker. Mudede collaborated with the director Robinson Devor on two films, POLICE BEAT and ZOO, both of which premiered at Sundance. POLICE BEAT is a part of the Museum of Modern Arts permanent collection, and ZOO was presented at the Directors Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. Mudede is a co-screenwriter for YOU CANT WIN, which stars Micheal Pitt and James Hong and will be released in 2017, and is currently the film editor for The Stranger, a Seattle weekly.
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