Thelonious Monk: Rewind & Play


April 23 + 27

The Senegalese master Alain Gomis (FELICITE) rediscovers a musical treasure: footage from a December, 1969 performance and TV interview with the great Monk in Paris. A concert interwoven with a revelatory interview, in which the TV host casually, unintentionally conveys the racism and exploitation of the day. It’s a new form of music documentary: a brilliant concert coupled with the painful world outside of it. (France, 2022, 65m)

“A minor masterwork and a fervent tribute”The New Yorker