Thelonious Monk: Rewind & Play

Rewind & Play dazzles! A gleaming portrait of Monk at work.” – Lisa Kennedy, NY Times

In December 1969, legendary jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk ended his European concert tour with a performance at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. Before the show, he was invited to appear on a French television program to perform and answer questions in an intimate setting. Using newly discovered footage from this recording, director Alain Gomis (FÉLICITÉ) reveals the disconnect between Monk and his interviewer, Henri Renaud, whose unwittingly trivializing approach conveys the casual racism and exploitation prevalent in the music industry at large. A fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary with extraordinary rarely-seen performances, REWIND & PLAY offers a unique opportunity to see Monk in a way that very few people did.

1h 5m
Alain Gomis
France, Germany
In French and English with English subtitles
  • Assisted Listening


Friday, March 31, 2023 7:00 PM
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