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EX LIBRIS – The New York Public Library Frederick Wiseman

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Located on grand Fifth Avenue, the main branch of the New York Public Library is a place steeped in the symbolism of thought, knowledge and sharing. That’s where Frederick Wiseman takes us for his 42nd feature. From hushed reading rooms to lively debates, from dedicated librarians to management meetings, Wiseman looks into every corner, observing the library’s denizens with his customary rigour and insight. Beyond the library itself, he captures a state of intellectual excitement. In a place that seems to be the last bastion of social cohesion, arguments and discussions range freely, and the filmmaker takes advantage of that rich life to sketch a portrait of the United States and its current issues.

Presented in collaboration with Le Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques de l’Université de Montréal and L’Observatoire du cinéma au Québec

EX LIBRIS – The New York Public Library

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 197 MIN
  • Cinematography : John Davey
  • Editing : Frederick Wiseman
  • Production : Frederick Wiseman
  • Sound Design : Frederick Wiseman
Filmography of Frederick Wiseman :

Titicut Follies (1967)
High School (1968)
Basic Training (1971)
Welfare (1975)
Domestic Violence (2001)
La danse – Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris (2009)
Boxing Gym (2010)
Crazy Horse (2011)
National Gallery (2014)
In Jackson Heights (2015)

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