"Public Speaking" is a feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life. The film, directed by Martin Scorsese, is in the vein of his early documentaries such as "American Boy" and "Italian American". "Public Speaking" weaves together extemporaneous monologues featuring Fran Lebowitz with archival footage. The effect is a portrait of Fran's worldview and experiences.
- Martin Scorsese
- Fran Lebowitz
- Run Time
- 1 hour 22 minutes
The quick-witted malcontent, a Morristown, New Jersey, refugee who arrived at Port Authority in 1969, is the best kind of New Yorker: one with a long memory who's averse to nostalgia.Melissa Anderson, Village Voice, 02.22.2011
"Public Speaking" is an ode to the art of conversation, and it's a delight.Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 11.03.2011
By the end of this funny, insightful doc, you get a sense of an extraordinary mind that both fueled and fed the zeitgeist. Don't miss it.David Fear, Time Out New York, 02.22.2011