Our Reporter & Producer: Doug Nolan takes you live to the Laemmle Theater in Santa Monica, California for the Los Angeles Movie Premiere of “Thin Skin” with interviews with the cast and writers. Thin Skin is a music infused feature film about keeping it together when you’re falling apart.
On this show you can see interviews with everyone below, except for Charles Mudede: Director: Charles Mudede; Writers: Charles Mudede, Ahamefule J. Oluo, and Lindy West; Actors: Ahamefule J. Oluo, Annette Toutonghi, and Ijeoma Oluo. Doug also interviewed Okanomode’ of “Soul Child.”
In short this movie is about: 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, his estranged father returns to his life. He is a divorced father of two who longs for a career as a musician but must pay the bills with his soul-sucking desk job. His father, a stranger from Nigeria, steps in with opinions on the matter which sends Aham into a tailspin.
The full story is: Ahamefule 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.
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”.
Make sure you see this movie at a theater near you!
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