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Cinema Orange to feature documentary on New York Public Library

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The New York Public Library

On Friday, Jan. 26, the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), will be hosting a free screening of “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library,” a 2017 documentary, as part of its Cinema Orange series. The film goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the 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 where everyone is welcome. The Library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities. This is presented by the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) and the American Institute of Architects Orange County (AIA OC).

Cinema Orange spotlights the cinematic works of independent filmmakers from around the world, and is celebrating its 14th year as part of OCMA’s Free Fridays program.

Orange County Museum of Art is located at 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. www.ocma.net