EX LIBRIS - THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

EX LIBRIS - THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Frederick Wiseman Season
Sun
9
Sun Oct 9 1:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
All Ages
197 Mins
October
Sun Oct 9

2017 | DCP | USA | D: Frederick Wiseman

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

With 92 branches spread 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. 

“In Ex Libris, democracy is alive and in the hands of a forceful advocate and brilliant filmmaker, which helps make this one of the greatest movies of Wiseman’s extraordinary career and one of his most thrilling.”  Manohla Dargis, New York Times 
October
Sun Oct 9

Arc Cinema

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