Gesa Power House Theatre presents a Power House Movie screening of the music-infused drama Thin Skin on Friday, April 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Several of the filmmakers will be in attendance for a live Q&A following the screening, including director and co-screenwriter Charles Mudede, lead actor and co-screenwriter Ahamefule J. Oluo, and co-screenwriter Lindy West (Shrill).
“Thin Skin is a movie any director would be proud to claim. It’s a solid, steady movie that soars beyond the limitations of its Indie budget.”
– Film Threat
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 his mother who won’t cut ties with his ex.
Aham finds himself living with his entire family once again in his sister’s cramped one bedroom apartment. The one person missing from this living situation is Aham’s estranged Nigerian father, whose brief reappearance sends the family into a tailspin and a search for meaning. Pressed together in this vise of a home, the family struggles with adult life and the meaning of family.
Thin Skin was filmed primarily in Seattle.
Director and screenwriter Charles Mudede is a Zimbabwean-born cultural critic, urbanist, writer, filmmaker, and film editor for The Stranger, a Seattle weekly publication. Film credits include Police Beat and Zoo which both premiered at Sundance.
Lead actor, composer and screenwriter Ahamefule J. Oluo is a Seattle-based musician, composer, writer, and stand-up comedian. Thin Skin is loosely autobiographical and is in turn based on his award-winning Off-Broadway show Now I’m Fine and the This American Life story “The Wedding Crasher”.
Screenwriter Lindy West is a columnist at The Guardian, a contributor to This American Life, and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor, and body image. Her first book Shrill made the New York Times Best Seller’s List and has been adapted into a television series which is in production by Hulu.
Reserved seating tickets ($15 adults, $10 students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. This event will have a total runtime of about 2 hours.
If you want to purchase 4 or more titles in the Power House Movie series together and save 10%, please call the box office at 509-529-6500 (offer not available online).
Gesa Power House Theatre is currently operating at full capacity, but will continue to follow the most-recent guidance from state and county Departments of Health in terms of face coverings, etc. Current guidelines are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
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