Ex Libris: New York Public Library

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Ex Libris: New York Public Library


Sunday Sep 24 04:00 PM
Tuesday Sep 26 07:30 PM
Tuesday Oct 03 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Directed by Frederick Wiseman. USA. 2017. Documentary. 197 min.

After covering Paris’s Crazy Horse nightclub, the Metropolitan Hospital Center, Nieman Marcus, and a boxing gym, Frederick Wiseman, 87, devotes his 42nd documentary to New York City’s library system, with a focus on the storied New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue. The great institution of learning is blessed with uniformly passionate staff and deeply loyal bibliophiles and beneficiaries across its 92 branches. The film reveals a venerable place of welcome, cultural exchange, and intellectual creativity. It also examines how the institution sustains its traditional activities while adapting to the digital revolution.

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