Gros plan sur le visage de Thelonius Monk dans une scène du film Rewind and Play

Rewind and Play

Alain Gomis
2022 - Documentary - 65 min

International cinema

Rewind and Play

France, Germany
French, English

In 1969, jazz musician Thelonious Monk was on the French TV show “Jazz Portrait.” Composed mainly of unused archival footage from this recording, Rewind & Play is a troubling film that exposes the media’s failings and a colonial discourse made in post-production.


Alain Gomis includes several studio performances, spotlighting this complex artist’s immense talent. A true display of the power of editing, the film exposes the “white male gaze” innate in a hegemonic cultural critic, embodied by an arrogant interviewer who can no longer limit Monk to a pre-established stereotypical narrative devoid of political charge. (RIDM)


A RIDM presentation in collaboration with Cinéma Public. 


Hot Docs 2022 – Best Mid-Length Documentary

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles
CC - Closed captions

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