Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening Reserve tickets at Film Center or online now
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL COURTESY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE AQUINNAH, CHILMARK, EDGARTOWN, OAK BLUFFS, VINEYARD HAVEN, AND WEST TISBURY LIBRARIES, AS WELL AS THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD LIBRARY ASSOCIATION.
At the film we are asking for donations to either the Island Food Pantry or The Red Stocking Fund (a gift) to help others in need this holiday season.
In this, the 42nd documentary by Frederick Wiseman (recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2016), the legendary filmmaker brings his incisive vision behind the scenes of one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning, capturing the vast programmatic scope of NYC’s library system. The NYPL is blessed with uniformly passionate staff and deeply devoted, appreciative bibliophiles and beneficiaries across its 92 branches. The film reveals a venerable place of welcome, cultural exchange, and intellectual creativity.
“The cumulative effect is calming, as if we are being invited to bask in the city at its most idealized”–Alan Zilberman, Washington Post
“There are so many wonderful activities of compassion that Wiseman captures that my heart burst about a dozen times (a conservative estimate).”–Josh Kupecki, Austin Chronicle