Monday June 24 @ Doors 7:30 | Program 8p
Join us for an evening with Charles Mudede, Seattle-based writer and filmmaker. We’ll see clips from his 2018 film Thin Skin and have a discussion with Mudede focused on Black aesthetics and the natural world. Thin Skin is an adaptation of Ahamefule Oluo’s performance Now I'm Fine, created in collaboration with Oluo and Lindy West.
About Charles Mudede
Charles Mudede—who writes about film, books, music, and his life in Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, the USA, and the UK for The Stranger—was born near a steel plant in Kwe Kwe, Zimbabwe. He has no memory of this birth, but he does remember noticing himself in the mirror for this first time—it happened on May 3, 1972. Mudede is also a filmmaker: Two of his films, Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and Zoo was screened at Cannes. Mudede has written for the New York Times, Cinema Scope, Ars Electronica, C Theory, and academic journals. He also wrote the liner notes for Best of Del Tha Funkee Homosapien: Elektra Years. Mudede has lived in Seattle since 1989.
In collaboration with Power House Productions & Zimbabwe Cultural Center Detroit!