VTIFF Screening: Ex Libris
Directed by Frederick Wiseman
Host Sponsor – Main Street Landing
2017 | USA | Documentary | 197 mins
VTIFF and Burlington Book Festival are delighted to bring you the Vermont theatrical premiere of “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library” as part of our 2018 Page and Screen Series.
***** This screening is by donation to raise money for VTIFF and Burlington Book Festival *****
In his latest, the Oscar-winning director brings his incisive vision behind the scenes of one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning, capturing the vast programmatic scope of NYC’s library system across its 92 branches. The film celebrates a venerable place of cultural exchange and intellectual creativity. Ex Libris is the 42nd film from one of the world’s greatest living documentary pioneers. Over the past half century, Wiseman has created a distinguished body of work primarily devoted to examining American institutions, society and democracy as well as existence itself. To date, the film has been honored with the Critics’ Choice Award, special recognition from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and International Cinephile Society along with multiple prizes from the Venice Film Festival.
~ Rick Kisonak