24.9. - 3.10.2020

Ex Libris. The New York Public Library USA 2017 | 197 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Frederick Wiseman

FREDERICK WISEMAN (*1930) is one of the most important documentary film-makers in the world and a pioneer of the purely observational Direct Cinema. In 2016, he was given an Oscar for his life's work. Most recently, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed In Jackson Heights (2015) and Ex Libris (2017).

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DOCUMENTARY With more than 51 million media, the New York Public Library is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Opened in 1911, the building is however more than a distinguished archive of knowledge, collecting and preservation of information – it's a multi-facetted, lively place of learning. Documentary film legend Frederick Wiseman's camera has delved deep into the cosmos of the New York Public Library and discovered a space in which democracy is lived every day. Here, between piles of books monitors, anyone has the right to educate themselves and exchange views with others. The power of thought is the beginning of a better world.
Orig. Title: Ex Libris. The New York Public Library
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Section: Transatlantic
Director: Frederick Wiseman
Producer: Frederick Wiseman
Sprachfassung: OV with German subtitles
Director of Photography: John Davey
Production Design:
Editor: Frederick Wiseman
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
Printsource: Ludwig Ammann, Kool Filmdistribution GbR:
German Distributor: Kool Filmdistribution GbR
World Sales: Doc & Film International
Production: Zipporah Films inc.
Contact: Ludwig Ammann, Kool Filmdistribution GbR:


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