Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017)
Pssst, want to check out Ex Libris: The New York Public Library in our new look?
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Fascinating to watch when compared to High School. While one deals with institutionalized education and the pitfalls of it, this film teaches that self-education and informing yourself on any variety of matters is the greatest way to learn. There are so many different points of view, it's like a trip to the library itself.
In addition to what @TomServo has said, this movie is an excellent view into how a community institution runs - from sorting materials for the all the branches to administrators talking about the upcoming budgeting cycle to patrons talking about concerns in their neighborhoods. Yes, it does seem a bit long, but there are easy places to hit pause and catch up with other parts of life that need attention. It's very easy to return to.
It's simply magnificent documentary film making and the fact that there is no narration, that the experience simply unfolds for the viewer to make of it as one will, is a testament to Wiseman's skill.
Quite impressive, just like the institution it memorializes.
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This movie ranks #263 in iCM Forum's 500<400
This movie ranks #567 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films