Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

  • April 8, 2018 / 13:30
  • April 12, 2018 / 16:00

Director: Frederick Wiseman
USA, 2017, 197’, color, English with Turkish subtitles
 

In his much lauded Ex Libris: New York Public, which premiered at Venice, the legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman, who devoted his career to making documentaries that shine a light on how institutions work, takes a closer look at one of the largest public libraries in the world. Wiseman, who carved out a niche for himself with his idiosyncratic view, once again creates a sense of “witnessing” with his trademark non-interventionist style. Ex Libris: New York Public Library is a very special documentary about cultural history and reality that are under treat nowadays.

Category: Challenging the Years

Endless Journey

Endless Journey

Miracle Worker 104 Years Old

Miracle Worker 104 Years Old

The Legend of Yaşar Kemal

The Legend of Yaşar Kemal

The Last of England

The Last of England

The Well

The Well

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars

Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars

The San San Trilogy

The San San Trilogy

Figures In A Landscape

Figures In A Landscape

Love And Bullets

Love And Bullets

Mrs. Fang

Mrs. Fang

Trailer

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

In 1493, exactly 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci was finishing the preparations for casting the equestrian monument (4 times life size), which Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan commissioned in memory of his father some 12 years earlier. 

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.