Ex Libris: New York Public Library

Ex Libris: New York Public Library
  • 2017
  • US
  • 3h 17min
  • Directed by: Frederick Wiseman
  • UK release: 13 July 2018

Unobtrusive, observational documentary on the New York Public Library, depicting it as a place central to the beating heart of its city. You’ll marvel at the sheer range of activities going on in the place, and it convincingly suggests that libraries are more important than ever to the creation of a functioning modern society.

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Performance times

Curzon Bloomsbury, London WC1N (0.0 miles)

The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW
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Tue 24 Jul

Curzon Soho, London W1D (0.0 miles)

99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
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Sun 22 Jul

ICA, London SW1Y (0.0 miles)

12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
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Sun 22 Jul

  • 12:10

Wed 25 Jul

  • 14:30

Thu 26 Jul

  • 14:30

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries (0.0 miles)

Mill Road, Dumfries, DG2 7BE
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Thu 23 Aug

£5.30–£20

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Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

9 Jul 20184 stars

Frederick Wiseman returns with a typically unobtrusive and informative documentary

The prospect of a three-hour documentary on the glories of the New York Public Library system may sound daunting; Ex Libris offers such an engaging portrait of a multi-faceted institution that it becomes a warming, vibrant celebration of community and…

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