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

country:
France, Germany
language:
French, English
subtitles:
French

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

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