• Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017)

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Release Date: September 13th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |3 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

Filmmakers delve into the New York Public Library, discovering a world of devoted bibliophiles and beneficiaries across 92 branches.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Ex Libris Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Lee MarshallScreen International

    Shot and edited with Wiseman’s customary poetry and precision, Ex Libris is structured as a series of forays from the Library’s Fifth Avenue heart to its orbiting satellites, and back again. show more

  • 100
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    Ex Libris has no narration and it lasts three hours and 17 minutes, which sounds like torture (or, alternately, 3½ episodes of “Game of Thrones”). Somewhat surprisingly, the movie rushes by at the speed of life. show more

  • 100
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    Never talking down to his audience, he rather pulls them up to an intellectual level where other filmmakers fear to go. show more

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