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A highly innovative music documentary about the great jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, Rewind and Play is edited entirely from a French television programme in 1968, which was never broadcast. French-Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis keeps the raw edges and outtakes, zoning in on an astonishingly intimate recording of the great man. He improvises at the piano as the crew attend to lights and cameras, clearly uncomfortable in the heat of the studio but transcending the stereotypical depictions of a shallow media machine as the extraordinary music shines through. Screening with the short film Let’s by Bowie memorabilia collector Annabelle Gangneux.