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Date(s) - 12/11/2017

The Gate Cinema


Documentary | Political | Music | Literary | New York

Master filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has built his considerable reputation observing institutions, and his latest focuses on the New York Public Library, its Fifth Avenue main branch and others that provide information and community support across the five boroughs. While people take advantage of book clubs and braille classes, key decisions are made at board meetings; a group of African Americans discuss racial history, when across town there are gala fundraising events and guest speakers, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and Richard Dawkins among them. All human life is here, scrutinised in Wiseman’s keen, affectionate gaze, and, after 50 years of filmmaking, Ex Libris could be Wisemans’ definitive work.

Director:  Frederick Wiseman
Producers: Frederick Wiseman

Country:  USA
Languages:  English
Colour:  Colour
Duration: 197 minutes

Tickets: €10.00 / €8.50 Concession