Civic Gothic Library

Directed by Isaias Morales


Wednesday, May 23


This documentary on the Jefferson Market Library approaches the building as a social artwork with meanings and interpretations that change through history. The architectural details of the facade reveal the different layers of time and place, including this landmark building’s relevance to women's history in New York. 

Isaias Morales is a filmmaker with a background in art history from Colombia, who has been passionately absorbing the visual culture of New York City for more than two years. Always eager to collaborate on all things related to media, he has worked for Red Dog Productions on camera and as an editor and has also become an experienced teaching assistant for filmmaking classes at The New School. His interest in a scholarly approach to the moving image have led him to the Documentary Studies program and towards following a career in academia.