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Neill Library will present 'Ex Libris' at Cordova Theater


September 20, 2018

Neill Public Library will present at the Cordova Theater (Foursquare Church) in downtown Pullman a free screening of the Frederick Wiseman documentary, Ex Libris: The New York Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m.

Frederick Wiseman’s latest film, Ex Libris: The New York Public Library, goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning. With 92 locations throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the New York Public Library exemplifies the deeply-rooted American belief in the individual’s right to know and be informed. Throughout the film, the public library is revealed one of the most democratic institutions in America―all races, social classes and ethnicities are welcome and are active participants in the life and work of the library.

Frederick Wiseman is an award-winning, independent documentary filmmaker. Since 1967 he has directed 41 films, 39 of them documentaries―dramatic, narrative films that seek to portray ordinary human experience in a wide variety of contemporary social institutions. His subjects have included a state hospital for the criminally insane, a high school, a welfare center, juvenile court, a boxing gym, ballet companies in New York and Paris, Central Park, a racetrack, and the New York Public Library.


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