Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Salt Beyoğlu

March 30, 2019 11.00

Gorsel 3 <i>Ex Libris: The New York Public Library</i> [Ex Libris: New York Kent Kütüphanesi] (2017) belgesel filminden bir kare ©Zipporah Films
Still from the documentary film Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017) ©Zipporah Films
Walk-in Cinema

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017)
Director: Frederick Wiseman
197 mins
English; Turkish subtitles

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman delves into the inner workings of the New York Public Library, one of the greatest public institutions in New York City with a rich and layered range of community services. With 92 locations throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this multifaceted and cosmopolitan city, and beyond. Clips of public presentations with the library’s guest speakers including Richard Dawkins, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, and Ta-Nehisi Coates are intermixed with footage capturing board meetings about the digitization of information, led by the library’s president Anthony Marx, and classes teaching young blind children how to read Braille.

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017) was awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) at the 74th Venice Film Festival where it was world-premiered. As part of SALT’s programs in the 55th Library Week, the screening is free. Reservations are not accepted.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.