Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: A 3-Hour Love Letter to the New York Public Library

Before a recent screening of Ex Libris, the new film by octogenarian documentarian Frederick Wiseman, the chief branch librarian of the New York Public Library, Christopher Platt, stood in front of one of Film Forum’s darkened screens to say a few words.

“It’s three hours of libraries,” Platt warned the crowd. (In fact, it’s even longer—three hours and 17 minutes.)

No need to flee: Ex Libris turns out to be riveting, a monument to the collections and people clustered inside the NYPL’s 88 branches….