Ex Libris: New York Public Library
Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017)

In this, the 42nd documentary by Frederick Wiseman (recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2016), the legendary filmmaker brings his incisive vision behind the scenes of one of the world's greatest institutions of learning, capturing the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: September 13, 2017
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Mark Jenkins

Ex Libris's graceful exit suggests that Wiseman always knew exactly where he was headed.

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Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

Wiseman loves to let his sequences go on and on. But he also knows better than anybody just how long he can keep us engaged, and as a simple viewing experience, Ex Libris is spellbinding.

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Nick Pinkerton

Ex Libris is nothing short of emancipatory.

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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal

One would be quite wrong to regard Frederick Wiseman as a mere observer, rather than the agent-provocateur he is.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

One of the greatest movies of Mr. Wiseman's extraordinary career and one of his most thrilling.

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Jessica Kiang
The Playlist

If this world has you in need of a little healing time, go, go, go and see it: it's a lovely, gracious, soul-satisfying thing.

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Matt Zoller Seitz

[An] endearing shaggy dog of a documentary.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Graceful and all-embracing ...

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Another appealing documentary masterwork in the astonishing career of Frederick Wiseman.

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