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Famed Documentarian Frederick Wiseman Turns His Camera on NYPL in Ex Libris


Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman, known for his spellbinding films about complex topics and institutions, turns his attention to The New York Public Library for his latest film, Ex Libris - The New York Public Library. In this fascinating long-form documentary, Wiseman exposes the myriad offerings and resources provided by NYPL, from our online archive of images to our author talks to our educational programs and more. Get tickets to see the world premiere of Ex Libris at Film Forum, which is screening from September 13 to September 26 daily at 12 PM, 4 PM, and 7:45 PM. For more information, check out the trailer below.

And check out early reviews for the film, which is screening at the Venice Film Festival:

Additionally, Wiseman himself is coming to LIVE from the NYPL to discuss the film at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on September 14. He will be joined by fellow master of documentary Errol Morris. Get your ticket to this unique meeting of minds today.

Frederick Wiseman
Frederick Wiseman
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It's about time somebody paid homage to pur great library system. I'm so glad it's the brilliant and creative Fred Wiseman. I learned so much from library books before the digital era. Now they are not being utilized enough as young people rely on google.

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