Ex Libris: New York Public Library
Returning Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29 – Showtimes TBA.
In this, the 42nd documentary by Frederick Wiseman (recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2016), the legendary filmmaker brings his incisive vision behind the scenes of one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning, capturing the vast programmatic scope of NYC’s library system.
The NYPL is blessed with uniformly passionate staff and deeply devoted, appreciative bibliophiles and beneficiaries across its 92 branches.
The film reveals a venerable place of welcome, cultural exchange, and intellectual creativity.
"One of the greatest movies of Mr. Wiseman's extraordinary career and one of his most thrilling."
""Ex Libris: The New York Public Library" is more than a magisterial mash note to that distinguished establishment, it's a heartening examination of the vastness of human knowledge and the multiple ways we the people endeavor to access it."
""Ex Libris" is a profoundly hopeful movie. We could use that right now."
directed by Frederick Wiseman
REGULAR ADMISSION: $11
REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $6
SENIOR & STUDENT MEMBERS: $5.50
SENIORS (65+): $8
FULL-TIME STUDENTS (WITH ID): $8
REAL ART WAYS' FACILITIES ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CAFÉ.