USA / 2017 / 206 minutes / DCP / Color
What is a library? Books? Computers? Buildings? People? For Frederick Wiseman, the New York Public Library is above all a world of words – read aloud, sought by strangers, shared in discussions, brought into debate or used to teach. From the iconic splendor of the Main Library on 42nd Street to the richness (and idiosyncracies) of special collections to the everydayness of the far-flung branches, Wiseman reveals a world of information and ideas not archived but circulated, alive and shared.