Ex Libris – The New York Public Library

Saturday, October 7 | 4 pm

Sunday, October 8 | 1:30 pm


Now well into his eighties, not only does master documentarian Frederick Wiseman (Titicut Follies, National Gallery) show no sign of slowing; with one major achievement after another, Wiseman is currently experiencing one of the best and most invigorating periods of his legendary career. Ex Libris – The New York Public Library brings his observational eye and institutional focus to the New York Public Library system, the nation’s largest. Through Ex Libris, we become better acquainted with vital tools for serving the homeless, promoting literacy, and providing job training, and with programming that spans nearly every audience segment. We are also invited into the boardroom as library officials negotiate the near-existential threat posed by the digital revolution. A masterwork that reveals a great deal about the mechanisms and ideology of this massive institution, Wiseman’s latest, which will screen at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, doubles as one of the great portraits of New York City.


Director Frederick Wiseman | 2017 | In English | 197 minutes | NR | DCP

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