Please note there is a change of venue for the screening of Ex Libris on Wednesday 15th November: the venue is now Vue at The Light.

Frederick Wiseman’s 42nd documentary brings his incisive vision to one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning, capturing the vast cultural scope of New York City’s library system. The NYPL is blessed with rich collections, passionate staff, and deeply devoted, appreciative bibliophiles and beneficiaries across its 92 branches. Wiseman reveals a venerable place of welcome, cultural exchange, and intellectual creativity, and films NYPL guest speakers including Richard Dawkins, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. An epic and inspiring film about the idea of libraries not as 'storage space for books' but as 'pillars of democracy' and ‘rainbows from clouds'.

'A film about the importance of cultural history and truth (two things deeply under siege these days), Wiseman's epic Ex Libris might make you cry with happiness; it's the good fight being fought.' (Time Out)

Ticket offers: the LIFF 2017 Pass is incredible value or see 6 films for the price of 5 (available by phone or in person only) - details here.

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