The latest film from legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, Ex Libris invites you to spend three hours behind the scenes at the New York Public Library. Turning his inquisitive eye to one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning, Wiseman offers a captivating and engrossing portrait of this incredible resource of knowledge and community support for all of New York’s inhabitants, no matter their social status or ethnicity. Taking us inside board meetings, talks with guest speakers such as Patti Smith and Elvis Costello, book club events and donors’ dinners, as well as the day-to-day activity of lending books, Ex Libris is a glorious love letter to knowledge exchange and a reminder of the central role libraries play in communities everywhere.
Screening as part of our Sunday Sessions series showcasing inspiring films from auteurs, artists and adventurers and in celebration of nationwide "Library at the Cinema" day on Sunday 15th July.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.