September 2018 |
"Ex Libris" on PBS
Director Frederick Wiseman's 2017 documentary on the New York Public Library, Ex Libris, premieres tonight at 10:00 p.m. on PBS.
Featuring Patti Smith, Richard Dawkins, and Elvis Costello, as well as librarians, library staffers, and patrons young and old, the documentary covers (or makes a valiant effort at covering) the breadth and depth of the NYPL's ninety-two branches in just over two hours. One reviewer called it "The Best Thing to Happen to Libraries Since the Dewey Decimal System." Watch a two-minute preview here.
Best teaser: "Andy Warhol stole lots of stuff from us."
Image courtesy of the NYPL via PBS