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EX LIBRIS - The New York Public Library

Frederick Wiseman
Frederick Wiseman
Grant Awarded
$15,000 - 2016
Type of Film
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Film Synopsis

The New York Public Library is the dominant cultural and democratic institution in the City of New York. Libraries throughout the US are undergoing challenges to simultaneously sustain their traditional activities and concurrently develop new programs that are both related to the digital revolution and are expansions of their well-established practices. This is the first time permission has been given to make a documentary about this important, vast and complex institution.

About the Director(s)

Frederick Wiseman has made 40 documentaries. Among them are TITICUT FOLLIES, WELFARE, NEAR DEATH, LA DANSE, AT BERKELEY, NATIONAL GALLERY and most recently IN JACKSON HEIGHTS. His films are dramatic, narrative films that seek to portray the joy, sadness, comedy and tragedy of ordinary experience. He awards include four Emmys, a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice Film Festival. His films are distributed in theatres and broadcast on television in many countries. Mr. Wiseman is an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


2017 Venice International Film Festival
2017 Toronto International Film Festival

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