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Gimme Some Truth: Bell Media Hot Docs Showcase: Ex Libris: New York Public Library

Sun, Nov 5 / 12 pm
Directed by Frederick Wiseman
2017, USA, 197 min
Manitoba premiere

In this, the 42nd documentary by Frederick Wiseman (High School, At Berkeley, In Jackson Heights), the legendary filmmaker takes his incisive vision and unparalleled knack for institutional anthropology behind the scenes of one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning, capturing the vast programmatic scope of NYC’s library system. The NYPL is blessed with uniformly passionate staff and deeply devoted, appreciative bibliophiles and beneficiaries across its 92 branches. The film reveals a venerable place of welcome, cultural exchange, and intellectual creativity, and showcases Wiseman’s trademark observational humanism.

Presented in partnership with the Bell Media Hot Docs Showcase and the Winnipeg Public Library Board.

    

Reviews

“Above all, Ex Libris reaffirms Wiseman as an essential American artist of our time, and, in an era of crumbling institutions and cratering civic awareness, an exemplary observer and thinker.”
Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment
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