Special preview screening, Ex Libris - The New York Public Library, directed by Frederick Wiseman
To celebrate the release of the critically acclaimed new documentary by renowned director, Frederick Wiseman, join us for a special preview screening.
Tickets are free, but should be booked in advance.
Ex Libris –The New York Public Library goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning. With 92 locations throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this multifaceted and cosmopolitan city, and beyond. This 41st film by director Frederick Wiseman’s shows how the public library is still a laboratory of democracy.
Wiseman finds 'enlightenment, humour, compassion and soul within [the library] walls.' This film has the 'drive of a vociferous reader checking out and renewing the maximum number of books their card will allow … It’s like [skipping] along through stacks of all accumulated human knowledge.' Jordan Hoffmann, The Guardian
'Ex Libris proves that the idea of the library is still going strong.' J R Jones, Chicago Reader