Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Award-winning documentarian Frederick Wiseman, more than 50 years into his career, goes behind the scenes of New York's Public Library.

"We encounter passionate readers, welcoming staff, 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. Now in his late 80s, Wiseman has crafted one of the most compelling films of his extraordinary career." (Sydney International Film Festival)

2017Rating: Exempt197 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Frederick Wiseman ('Titicut Follies', 'National Gallery', 'At Berkeley')
Cast:
Ta-Nehisi CoatesElvis CostelloRichard DawkinsEdmund de WaalAnthony MarxPatti Smith
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Variety

Variety

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For devotees, this is an enriching way to spend three-plus hours.

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Time Out

Time Out

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A film about the importance of cultural history and truth (two things deeply under siege these days), Wiseman's epic Ex Libris might make you cry with happiness; it's the good fight being fought.

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Variety

Variety

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For devotees, this is an enriching way to spend three-plus hours.

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Time Out

Time Out

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A film about the importance of cultural history and truth (two things deeply under siege these days), Wiseman's epic Ex Libris might make you cry with happiness; it's the good fight being fought.

5.0
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