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Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
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EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Directed by Frederick Wiseman
United States, 2017
Documentary

Synopsis

Behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world: the New York Public Library. The Library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities. It is one of the most democratic institutions in America—everyone is welcome.

Synopsis

Behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world: the New York Public Library. The Library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities. It is one of the most democratic institutions in America—everyone is welcome.

Our take

Following his deep dive into the workings of London’s National Gallery, Frederick Wiseman returned with this riveting portrait of the New York Public Library. Presented as a series of lyrical vignettes, Ex Libris mounts an expansive investigation into the minutiae of an iconic cultural institution.