Golden Lion
Venice Film Festival
One of the greatest movies of Mr. Wiseman's extraordinary career and one of his most thrilling.
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EX LIBRIS - The New York Public Library

Frederick Wiseman’s film, 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 branches 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. The New York Public Library exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual’s right to know and be informed. It is one of the most democratic institutions in America – everyone is welcome. The Library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities.

Played at

Royal, 9.22.17 - 10.01.17
Playhouse 7, 9.22.17 - 9.28.17
Rated NR
Runtime: 197 min
Language: English

Director: Frederick Wiseman

  • Nominee, Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
There’s a reason why Frederick Wiseman’s long, rigorous documentaries attract such big, happy festival audiences, like the ones that greeted his Venice competition entry 'EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library' with applause at the simple appearance of the film’s ti...