• Ex Libris – The New York Public Library
  • Ex Libris – The New York Public Library
  • Ex Libris – The New York Public Library

Ex Libris – The New York Public Library

by Frederick Wiseman Special Screenings

The New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue is much more than just a place for the storage of books. As an active forum of democracy and an institution of social and cultural encounters, it is the place where numerous strands of society intertwine: from lectures on computers and Braille courses, to school lessons and job and accommodation services, the library houses hundreds of schemes for thousands of people. Extraordinary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes the audience behind the scenes and points his camera at the people who continually redefine the world’s largest library on a daily basis. Offering unique and comprehensive insight, he observes how this institute of the printed word adapts to the digital world without forfeiting its traditional role.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: USA, 2017
  • Runtime: 197 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Frederick Wiseman
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  • Cinematography: John Darvey
  • Editor: Frederick Wiseman
  • Sound: Frederick Wiseman
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  • Producer: Frederick Wiseman
  • Executive Producer: Karen Konicek
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  • Production Company: Zipporah Films
  • World Sales: Doc & Film International
  • Swiss Distribution: Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH
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