Rewind & Play

  • Closeup of Thelonious Monk's faceCloseup of Thelonious Monk's face
  • Thelonious Monk playing the pianoThelonious Monk playing the piano
  • Closeup of Thelonious Monk's faceCloseup of Thelonious Monk's face
  • Thelonious Monk playing the pianoThelonious Monk playing the piano
  • Thelonious Monk standing next to a pianoThelonious Monk standing next to a piano

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Showings

TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Thu, Apr 28 5:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Tue, May 3 11:45 AM
Film Info
Runtime:64
Copyright:2022
Country Listing:France
Germany
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Landing Page:https://hotdocs.ca/whats-on/hot-docs-festival/films/2022/rewind-play
Festival Info
Festival Year:2022
Language:English
French
Program Category:Artscapes
Film Subjects:Music & Musicians
Performers
Popular Culture
Race & Racism
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Alain Gomis
Producer(s):Anouk Khélifa
Arnaud Dommerc
Editor(s):Alain Gomis
Sound:Matthieu Deniau

Description

Winner – Best Mid-Length Documentary Award

Eccentric jazz visionary Thelonious Monk is in Paris in 1969, seemingly eager to participate in a taping of Jazz Portrait, a French television program. But as the interview gets underway, the interviewer's autocratic and arrogant style ignites a conversation that is agonizing to watch, yet impossible to turn away from. Monk crackles with quiet ferocity in the face of the interviewer's thinly veiled condescension in one moment, unleashing his exhilarating musical talent in the next. Rewind & Play takes us behind the scenes to experience Monk at his peak while offering an indictment of the white male gaze that dominates art criticism and media to this day. Award-winning director Alain Gomis wields this trove of unaired archival footage in a manner that demands one listen between the lines. Denae Peters

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