Friday, January 26, 2018 | 7:00pm

Cinema Orange | Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

EX LIBRIS - The New York Public Library 
(2017, Documentary, USA, 3 hours 17 minutes)

Directed by Frederick Wiseman 
Free screening on Free Friday

Frederick Wiseman’s film EX LIBRIS –The New York Public Library goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions int he world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning. With 92 branches throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this multifaceted and cosmopolitan city, and beyond. The New York Public Library exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual’s right to know and be informed. It is one of the most democratic institutions in America – everyone is welcome. The Library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities.

Seating is limited. Tickets are handed out beginning at 5pm on the day of the screening. OCMA members may reserve seats in advance by 949.759.1122 x243. Unused tickets will be released 10 minutes prior to the start of the film.

Presented by the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA),  the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) in partnership with the Newport Beach Public Library and the American Institute of Graphic Arts of Orange County (AIGA OC), Cinema Orange spotlights the cinematic works of independent filmmakers from around the world.

Cinema Orange is celebrating its 14th year as part of OCMA's Free Fridays program, with support provided by the Visionaries, The Segerstrom Foundation, City of Newport Beach Arts Commission and the Alcon Foundation.