UW Cinematheque: Premiere Showcase
Ex Libris | USA | 2017 | DCP | 197 min. Director: Frederick Wiseman
Friday, November 3, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
In his newest film, the 87-year-old Wiseman examines the New York Public Library, from the daily challenges facing its devoted staff to the needs of its passionate users. Spanning 92 branches, the enormous scope of this system offers a complex topic for a masterful filmmaker creating another essential study of a cultural institution. In Ex Libris, Wiseman finds a treasured subject that faces a period of change and uncertainty, even as the system continues its dedicated service to its community.