An aerial shot from 'Ex Libris: New York Public Library' (2017) Zipporah Films, Inc.
An aerial shot from 'Ex Libris: New York Public Library' (2017) Zipporah Films, Inc.
Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) Zipporah Films, Inc.

Presented by ACMI in association with Sydney Film Festival and NFSA

Ex Libris: New York Public Library

Frederick Wiseman | U.S.A. | | Unclassified (All Ages)
Film

One of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world opens its many doors to us in this riveting behind-the-scenes exploration.

In Ex Libris, democracy is alive and in the hands of a forceful advocate and brilliant filmmaker... one of the greatest movies of Wiseman’s extraordinary career and one of his most thrilling.

Manohla Dargis, New York Times

With 92 branches across the city, The New York Public Library is a vital resource – and determined to remain so in the 21st century. In this fascinating tour, we encounter passionate readers, archivists and educators, budget-focused administrators and inspiring speakers including Patti Smith and Elvis Costello. Wiseman films in grand marble foyers, crowded annexes and anonymous meeting rooms, creating a mesmerising portrait of a rich and diverse institution. There is no need for talking heads to attest to the value of NYPL’s social and cultural mission: the humble observation of people at liberty to learn, question and interact compellingly states the case – and confirms the importance of libraries everywhere.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Zipporah Films, Inc.
Courtesy: Zipporah Films, Inc.
Duration: 197 min

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