Monday, March 20, 2023
Film Show Times
- Thu - Sun 4PM & 7PM
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- 206 5th Avenue SE
- Olympia, WA 98501
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REWIND & PLAY
March 30 – April 9, 2023
REWIND & PLAY
In December 1969, legendary jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk ended his European concert tour with a performance at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. Before the show, he was invited to appear on a French television program to perform and answer questions in an intimate setting. Using newly discovered footage from this recording, director Alain Gomis (FÉLICITÉ) reveals the disconnect between Monk and his interviewer, Henri Renaud, whose unwittingly trivializing approach conveys the casual racism and exploitation prevalent in the music industry at large. A fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary with extraordinary rarely-seen performances, Rewind & Play offers a unique opportunity to see Monk in a way that very few people did.
Dir: Alain Gomis / 2023 / France, Germany / 65 min
“A minor masterwork of historical investigation and a fervent tribute to the epochally great musician Thelonious Monk.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“Gomis’s film illuminates [Monk] in a light in which we’ve rarely seen him.” – Conor Williams, Reverse Shot
“The brilliance of the film is the efficiency with which it exposes the racist power structures that framed much of Monk’s career, and by extension the careers of so many Black musicians.” – Darren Hughes, Filmmaker Magazine
SCREENING: THU 3/30 7PM; SUN 4/2 4PM; THU 4/6 4PM; SUN 4/9 7PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.
Patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers are no longer required to wear masks or show proof of vaccination. The threat of covid, seasonal flu, and respiratory viruses are still out there. OFS will continue to provide masks (while supplies last – we have tons), surface and hand sanitizer, and regular air filtration system maintenance. We encourage mask-wearing at concerts and indoor gatherings and keep snacking and drinking in seating areas only.
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Updated: November 7, 2022
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