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Thin Skin

Thin Skin

USA | 2020 | 83 min. | Charles Mudede

Opens October 8, 2021

A music-infused feature film about keeping it together when you're falling apart. This story is loosely based on Seattle-based Ahamefule Oluo’s award-winning Off-Broadway show "Now I'm Fine” and the This American Life story “The Wedding Crasher.”


The screening on Friday, October 8 at SIFF Cinema Egyptian will feature a pre-screening solo performance from screenwriter/actor Ahamefule Oluo and post-screening Q&A with Director Charles Mudede, Ahamefule Oluo, and key cast and crew.


Friday, October 8, 2021

7:00 PM

Saturday, October 9, 2021

3:30 PM 6:30 PM

Sunday, October 10, 2021

3:30 PM 6:30 PM

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.

  • Director: Charles Mudede
  • Principal Cast: Ahamefule Oluo, Ijeoma Oluo, Annette Toutonghi, Dwayne Kennedy, Hari Kondabolu
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2020
  • Running Time: 83 min.
  • Producer: Michael Seiwerath, Jennessa West, Jonathan Caso
  • Screenplay: Ahamefule Oluo, Lindy West, Charles Mudede
  • Cinematographers: Sean Kirby
  • Editors: Rob West
  • Music: Ahamefule Oluo
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English