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  • Sun 15 Jul
  • 197 minutes
  • Director: Frederick Wiseman
  • USA (2017)

Synopsis

A partnership between The British Library/the Living Knowledge network and Modern Films.


The Living Knowledge Network is a grouping of libraries and organisations across the UK that promotes sharing resources, skills and ideas and promoting values of the libraries in 21st century. Led by The British Library, there are 23 independent, regional chapters within the group, of which London is one.


EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY


The 42nd documentary by legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2016), is an incisive and epic fly-on-the-wall look at one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning that reveal a venerable place of welcome, cultural exchange, and intellectual creativity as it reconfigures itself for the digital age.


Libraries are democratic institutions, veritable laboratories of democracy, that are open to everyone and give the right to anyone to be informed. They strive to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities. With 92 locations throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the New York Public Library is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this multifaceted and cosmopolitan city, and beyond.


“Builds to a rich, almost-transcendent understanding...others ape the style, but few compare” – ★★★★★ The Guardian


“Spellbinding” – Village Voice


“Instant classic” – IndieWire


“One of the greatest movies of Mr. Wiseman's extraordinary career and one of his most thrilling” – New York Times